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The 2012 Celebration drew large crowds over June 7-9.
Celebration draws crowds 061312 AE 1 Capital City Weekly The 2012 Celebration drew large crowds over June 7-9.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Story last updated at 6/13/2012 - 2:16 pm

Celebration draws crowds

The 2012 Celebration drew large crowds over June 7-9.

More than 55 dance groups participated, with more than 2,000 dancers. Sealaska Heritage Institute expected more than 7,000 attendees. It is still calculating how many attended.

Dance groups were watched by crowds at both the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (ANB Hall) and Centennial Hall, often filling to capacity.

There were more than 1,300 viewers via the broadcast.

The event will be rebroadcast in July. More details will be published later.

Celebration was first held in 1982, and continues biannually for "Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people come together to celebrate their survival as a culture," said Rosita Worl, SHI president.


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