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Culture Camp
By Frances C. Natkong


August 20, 2007

Hydaburg Cooperative Association Tribal Council, Tribal Administrator and Staff would like to thank everyone for attending, donating, teaching and helping out at our 2007 Annual Culture Camp that was held July 23-27th with the Haida Festival Day on July 28, 2007. It was a huge success and would not have been if we didn't have so many attendees and volunteers!

Big thanks to Metlakatla Bottled Water for the water, thank you to Alaska Marine Lines for donating the freight charges to get the water from Ketchikan to Craig, thanks to Sealaska, Alaska Power and Telephone, Co., Whale Tail Pharmacy, E. James Dixon, Mr. LeBeau, David and Mary Grant of Grant's Towing for their monetary donations and everyone who supported our raffle.

Thanks to Haida Corporation for all the paper products for the Haida Festival dinner, big thanks to Sylvia and Harvey Jacobs for all the devil club beads, thank you to Hydaburg City School District for the use of the school buildings, thank you to everyone who donated food and hot dishes for the dinner (there are too many to name but you know who you are) we are very appreciative.

Thank you to everyone who attended from the outlying areas, Anchorage, Seattle and points in between.

Mr. Lyle Claw was a speaker for the Culture Camp. He spoke to everyone on the use of Meth and is a very impressive and knowledgeable speaker and we thank him for coming to Hydaburg to do a presentation for us.

Thank you to David Frisby for donating the wood for our carving class.

As usual, Anthony Christianson did an awesome job as master of ceremonies and the Staff and Volunteers were awesome as well.

Without everyone's hard work the camp wouldn't have been the success it was! We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's Culture Camp!


Frances C. Natkong
Hydaburg, AK

Received August 17, 2007 - Published August 20, 2007


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