SUN RAVEN TOTEM POLE RAISING
August 22, 2003
Friday - 12:40 am
Ketchikan, AK - Tlingit
Totem Carver, Israel Shotridge, a member of the Bear clan of
the Tongass Tribe, from Ketchikan, is gifting the 3rd replica
of the Sun Raven Totem Pole to the Tongass Tribe and the community
of Ketchikan on Saturday, August 23rd 2003.
Master Carver Israel
photo by Dick Kauffman
The pole will be raised in
front of the newly renovated UAS Ketchikan Technical Center Robertson
Building in a traditional totem pole ceremony. The public is
invited to the pole raising ceremony at 1:00 pm.
Shotridge carved this totem
pole in memory of Chief David Andrews, of the Gaanaxadi Raven
clan of the Tongass Tribe, Emma Williams, the last Teikweidee
- Taantakwaan /Kinninook and Tlingit carver Charlie Brown, who
was a member of the Sanyakwan Raven clan.
Sun Raven Totem
Michelle Bates of Vashon, Washington provides some assistance
to Master Carver Israel Shotridge on Tuesday. Bates is a close
friend of Sue & Israel Shotridge and came to Ketchikan for
the ceremony. - photo by Dick Kauffman...
Related story & photos:
Shotridge Carves Third Replica of Sun-Raven
Totem Pole; Pole to be gifted to Tongass Tribe & Community
on Aug. 23rd...
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