Hà Kus Teyea Celebration

Part of the Land, Part of the Water

During early land claim negotiations, respected Teslin elder Virginia Smarch once said of her Tlingit community, “that is who we are: part of the land, part of the water.” This uplifting statement is echoed in the events, feasts, performances and workshops planned for this year’s bi-annual Hà Kus Teyea celebration, hosted by Teslin Tlingit Council …

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Sharing the Tlingit culture

TESLIN Many years ago, when another winter was survived and summer allowed for easier travel, the Inland and Coastal Tlingit people would gather. Members of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation would walk from the Atlin area to the shore of Teslin Lake and make camp, while a fire would be lit to alert those …

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