Spring 2015. Images of the site preparation and beginning construction of the Huna Tribal House in Bartlett Cove. See the progress of the site transformed from thick forest to open, level, construction site.
On April 12, 2014 over 200 Tlingit clan members and elders traveled to Bartlett Cove and participated in an emotional groundbreaking and ceremonial blessing for the future tribal house. The Tlingit regalia, the rhythm of the ceremony and the reverence for Glacier Bay and for the gathered elders and clans were inspiring.
The centerpiece of the interior of the tribal house will be the elaborately carved and painted interior screen. The screen depicts the stories of the four Glacier Bay clans and commemorates their deep connection to their Glacier Bay homeland.
Park staff and Student Conservation Association interns carefully remove all vegetation from the site of the future Tribal House. The plants will be carefully tended and returned to the site once the buildling is complete.