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Tanacross Culture Week Schedule of Events for May 1st - 5th
Tanacross Culture Week Schedule of Events for May 1st - 5th
Tracie Weisz
Monday, May 01, 2017

 Tanacross Cultural week schedule -  May 1st to 5th

 Monday, May 1st, -  Location of the cultural camp will be announced on Monday

 11:00am Introduction to the Cultural week, schedule, rules, respect, prayer, elder visit etc. at the Tanacross Community hall

 Regular school lunch

 12:00 -1:30 location to be announced - but will be at the hall

 Beading, necklaces, vest and dress appliques cutting, etc. with Diane, Mildred, Colleen

Bow and arrow, spear making with Alfred and others


 Plant Identification walk

Tea making contest

 Tuesday, May 2nd, meet at Tanacross Community Hall

 12:00- 1:30 Tanacross community hall

 Native games and snowshoe presentation,

Continue the sewing and woodwork as needed

Subsistence gathering

 1:30 - 3:30

 Birch bark presentations with Diane, and elder

Fish cutting presentation

Root gathering

Drum teaching with Herbie Demit

 Wednesday, 3, Meet at the Tanacross Community hall

 12:00-1:30 practice the native dance, subsistence gathering, work on gifts,

 1:30-3:30 baking cakes, cookies, prepare for the evening presentation

               Story telling

 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening is our Athabascan Fiddling Presentation, the presenters will be teaching duck dances, jig, etc to our students and community, please make sure the students come back to the hall and invited elders. Refreshments available

 Thursday, May 4th 5:00 pm Tanacross school students Potlatch will be at the community hall

 All day prep for the evening potlatch, cooking in the hall and the school.  We need all available adults to assist, as it is a lot of prepping.

Salads, meats, bread, could be done at the hall.  Someone could do the baking and dessert at the school. It will be good to have as much as subsistence food as we can.

Friday May 5th, meet at the hall at 1:00

Cleaning our Community

Barbecue at the hall at 4:00 pm

The elders believe this should be encouraged, as pride in community is important. To take care of our lands as they take care of us. All are welcome to participate

Cultural week takes a lot of time so we need all the help we can get. This week benefits our students in what they have learned since this programs started.  The schedule may change and on a day’s notice on presenter’s time, but will inform everyone as needed.  Asking for meat, fish and berries donation also. Most of all, we hope to encourage the Alaska gateway school staff and teachers to participate and learn what our students and families life skills are and accept it.