Creative community members spice up Southeast life
Photo By Libby Sterling
Sharing Tradition: Yees Ku Oo Dancers: Above, the Yees Ku Oo Tlingit Dancers perform during the Fourth of July celebration in Juneau. The group also performed at the Haines Fair in July. There are 36 members of the troupe, which formed in 2003. The youngest member is three and a half, and the oldest is in her eighties. The group, whose name means "new beginnings," performs songs and dances from the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Aleut traditions. "We try to make sure we show the highest respect to all the songs," said dance leader Carolyn Noe. "For us it's an honor to be able to sing the songs and share the stories behind the songs.
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