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Date: October 31, 2011


Date: October 28, 2011

PIO or Contact Person:Kelly Smitherman

Telephone Number:907-747-0134



Sitka National Historical Park, (October 28, 2011)- Sitka National Historical Park will offer events and activities this November in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Fun with Formline Youth Art Class

Friday, November 4th

Noted artists Charlie Skultka and Tommy Joseph will host a Formline Art Class after school from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m at the visitor center.Youth will work with the artists to create and decorate a paper bentwood box, paper totem pole, or paper Eagle or Raven medallion.Participants are encourage to donate their completed project for temporary display in the "Fun with Formline" art exhibit.To participate in the class, please RSVP to Kelly Smitherman at e-mail us or call 747-0134 before November 3rd.

Salmon Bake

Sunday, November 20th

Please join park staff for a traditional salmon bake and community potluck from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Haida artist Charlie Skultka will prepare salmon in a beachside pit.We will provide the salmon, but please bring something to share! Please help us by sending an RSVP to Kelly Smitherman at e-mail us or call 747-0134 before November 18th.

Film Series

Saturday, November 12th and November 26th Interested in learning about America's diverse indigenous peoples?Come join us for a series of short films from national park units that commemorate the history and traditions of Native American and Alaska Native peoples.

November 12th

9:30 a.m.Pipestone (An Unbroken Legacy)

10:00 a.m. Trail of Tears

12:30 p.m. Destiny at Dawn (Loss & Victory on the Washita)

2:00 p.m.Breath of Life (Salinas Valley Pueblo)

November 26th

9:30 a.m.Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

10:00 a.m. Canyon Voices (Modern day Navajo occupants of Canyon De Chelly)

12:30 p.m. Their Shots Quit Coming (Battle of Little Big Horn)

2:00p.m. His Spirit is Looking out from the Cave(Ice Age Archeology from On Your Knees Cave on Price of Wales)

For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website at or visit us on Facebook at!/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.

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