Hydaburg Raises Totem Poles

The Hydaburg Cooperative Association (HCA) held its 19th Annual Haida Culture Camp and Totem Pole Raising.  The totem raising took place on July 24th, 2015.

Sealaska director Sid Edenshaw serves as HCA President. Sealaska has donated 10 logs to HCA to support the tribe’s yearly commitment to restoring the totem poles of Hydaburg. HCA and local carvers have been a driving force with a cultural revitalization. The initiative is celebrated each year when HCA holds a yearly culture camp, now in its 19th year.  The weeklong celebration includes celebrating the Haida heritage with events like totem carving and totem raising. Sealaska is proud to support these efforts.

View photos from the 19th Annual Haida Culture Camp and Totem Pole Raising.

In 2013 we talked with Haida carver TJ Young about the cultural movement. 

View recent news about Hydaburg, Alaska Mayor Tony Chrsitianson, who was recognized for his conservation efforts.

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