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Traditional Qayaq Dedication Ceremony

July 29 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cama’i! Please join us for a Traditional Qayaq Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, July 29 at 11 am in Seward at the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center! All are welcome.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

  • Welcome & Land Acknowledgement by NPS staff Gillian Braver
  • Sugpiat Prayer video – Nellie Gregorieff, 1961
  • Mark Hiratsuka – Chugachmiut Heritage Director
  • Patrick Lewis, Cultural Resources Program Manager
  • Tabios’ Family speaks
  • Traditional Qayaq Build Video
  • Thank you from NPS Staff member, possibly John Carroll, KEFJ Superintendent
  • Invitation to view the qayaq
  • Reading of the Dedication
  • Refreshments


July 29
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
1212 4th Ave.
Seward, AK 99677 United States
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