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40th Anniversary Event Details

Celebration of Alaska’s Wilderness and Cultural Heritage

What: Join us for a celebration of Alaska’s vast wilderness system with traditional songs, dancing, readings, and speeches. From 9pm to 11:30, The Pilot Bread Band will kick things into high gear with fiddle dancing for the whole family to enjoy! 7pm to 9pm: WILDERNESS CELEBRATION PROGRAM: Traditional Welcome Address; Reverend Trimble Gilbert, Gwich’in Athabascan elder - Invocation; Vernita Herdman, The Wilderness Society - Reflections on Wilderness in Alaska; Jonathon Solomon, Gwich’in Steering Committee - Wilderness and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Performance by the King Island Dancers and Singers; Alaska Youth Wilderness Poetry and Non-Fiction Readings - Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Wilderness Writing Finalists; Slideshow: Images of Alaska’s Wilderness and People; 9pm to 11:30pm: Fiddle dance with The Pilot Bread Band. Sponsored by: Alaska Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society, and the Sierra Club Alaska Chapter. This is a free event open to the public. Suggested donation: $15.
When: August 28, 2004, 7-11:30pm
Where: Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Betsy Goll, Sierra Club: betsy@sierraclubalaska.org or call 907-276-4068.

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