Lingit Latseen

We survived another Celebration and many of us only have sore thighs and a new Facebook profile pic to show for it. For me the most significant part was the landing of the canoes at Aak’w Bay, with the Aak’w Kwáan clan leaders there to receive them in their at.oowu. The Aak’w Kwáan clan leaders were very regal and real, and the strong young men landing were full of the strength and life that make a tribe truly a tribe. As much as I love the dancing of Celebration, it was the energy and fierceness of the landing that spoke to me through the ages and mist of time.

Since then I’ve spoken to a few of my fellow tribesmen about the journey and am genuinely jealous and in awe of their experience. I grew up as Tlingit as I could be, with parents who worked for the tribal government…

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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