Recently, for the first time in many decades, Tlingit clans in Wrangell held a ku.éex’ (memorial ceremony). These ancient ceremonies, which are still practiced by clans regionwide, were almost stamped out of the community of Wrangell after U.S. military strikes there in the 1800s and a long period of cultural suppression. But on April 26, the ku.éex’ returned. It was truly an historic event.
I was honored to attend the Kiks.ádi and the Teeyhíttaan ku.éex’, during which Richard...read more