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    Tlingit Carver Wayne Price Completes Dugout Cedar Canoe for Carcross/Tagish First Nation

    The unveiling of the canoe occurred last Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Carcross/Tagish First Nation)

    A ceremony occurred last Wednesday along the shored of Nares Lake in Carcross to mark the completion of a Tlingit dugout canoe for the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.

    Haines Carver Wayne Price and apprentices from the Carcross Tagish First Nation (CTFN) have officially finished the carving of  a Tlingit dugout canoe after more than 80 days working on the project. 

    The unveiling of the dugout canoe recently occurred at a CTFN ceremony last Wednesday and Tlingit artist and project participant Violet Gatensby was also there to celebrate the event.

    After the unveiling and formal giving of the canoe to the CTFN by Price, event participants helped to take the newly constructed canoe along the shores of Nares Lake near Carcross.

    The 450-year-old, 10-meter canoe is now set to take on an ocean expedition in the spring of 2020 to a Tlingit First Nations event in Juneau, Alaska.

    $100,000 was provided by the project by the Canada Council of Arts and  Price arrived in Carcross back in May to help start the project.

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