Totem Pole raising event at Savikko Park June 6
The Goldbelt Heritage Foundation and the Douglas Indian Association will host the T’aakú Kwáan Yanyeidí Healing Kooteeyaa Totem Pole Gifting Ceremony at T’aakú Kwáan/Anax Yaa Andagan Yé (Savikko Park in Douglas) on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
During the event, the Gooch (Wolf) Totem Pole will be raised to honor the T’aakú Kwáan – Yanyeidí, Tsaateeneidí, and S’eetkweidí clans and the residents of “Akáx Yaa Andagán,” Douglas Indian Village who lost their homes during the 1962 fire. In 1962, the City of Douglas (which was incorporated as part of the City and Borough of Juneau in 1970) ordered the burning of the houses in the village to make way for Savikko Park and Douglas Harbor.
Parking is limited and all events will be outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.
For park information (not event information), contact Parks & Recreation at 586-5226.
(Photo courtesy of Goldbelt Heritage Foundation)