Kicking the Festival off!

The Sitka Herring Festival starts on Saturday, March 19th with Discovery Days at the Sitka Sound Science Center and the start of the Herring Derby!

But, before we get too carried away, we have to first welcome the herring by blessing Herring Rock.  Yaaw T’eiyí, or Herring Rock, is a cultural landmark of the Kiks.ádi clan, and because of its historical roots, a member of the Kiks.ádi clan  will perform the ceremony which now takes place on Katlian Street, in front of the Naa Kahídi Community House.

Join Sitka Herring Festival at 11am on Friday, March 18th at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi for the blessing and light refreshments!

 

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