Monday, May 16th, 2011
Juneau Maritime Festival

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Tlingit Athabascan Fausto Paulo of Juneau, center, and other members of thee Yaaw Tei Yi Dance Group, perform during the second annual Juneau Maritime Festival on Saturday. “Yaaw Tei Yi,” or “Herring Rock,” refers to a Kiks.adi clan story in which a Kiks.adi woman sits on a rock in front of her village to watch herring encircle the rock. The Herring Rock dance group was formed by members of the Kiks.adi who wanted to learn their clan songs and share them with others. Organized by the Juneau Economic Development Council in partnership with local businesses, organizations and individuals, the Juneau Maritime Festival celebrates Juneau’s maritime history, culture and commerce.

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