On Prince of Wales Island, beside a trail west of the small community of Kasaan, sits Náay I'waans. Also known as the Whale House or, more specifically Chief Son-i-hat's House, this building is the oldest surviving example of traditional Haida architecture in the United States. Originally built by Chief Son-i-hat in the 1880s, Náay I'waans was once home to the wealthy and revered chief and his family. Today, the site attracts ogling tourists from all over the world. As carver Eric Hamar puts it, the site also serves as the "historical and emotional center of Kasaan."
Linda Rosenthal vividly remembers the day she made a lifetime commitment to music. It was late summer in her home town of South Bend Indiana, and she had just turned 6 years old.
One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi
Every other summer when she was a child, Jerry Ann Gray would visit her maternal grandparents in Metlakatla and listen to them sing Sm'algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people.
A group of inmates at the Juneau jail received an incredible opportunity last week - to learn the basics of Northwest Coast art and formline design from the nation's most renowned Tsimshian artist, David Boxley.
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