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Tlingit Potlatch

A potlatch is a gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest ... This includes the Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Makah, Tsimshian, ... The word comes from the Chinook Jargon, meaning "to give away" or "a gift"; ...

Tlingit Potlatch is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Tlingit Potlatch books and related discussion.

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Native dance connects people with culture: 'Our songs are our history'
“I wanted to learn who I was because I didn't know. My parents never talked to us about our culture. They were trying to get us away from Tlingit culture.
Raising Voices
“And according to her,” said Starbard, 33, whose play Our Voices Will be Heard comes to the Sydney Laurence Theatre Feb. 19 through 29, “I won't stop telling it until it's done.” In many ways, Vera Starbard's just beginning.
Ḵutaan is in the Kitchen: Thoughts on "Our Voices Will Be Heard"
Starbard certainly took a risk in representing not only the themes of sexual abuse and suicide, but also sensitive and complex Tlingit concepts, the ḵu.éex' being the most notable. The ḵu.
'Welcome Home' Fairbanks Four
At 6:27 p.m. December 17 Alaska time, an excited crowd had gathered at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall where, according to supporter April Monroe, the Fairbanks Four's freedom was to be celebrated with a potlatch.
Governor's Award profile: Steve Henrikson
Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson speaks about armor worn by Southeast Tlingits during an Art of Place talk at the University of Alaska Southeast in February 2015.

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