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Monday, December 17, 2012

KSTK - Chief Shakes Renovation Update

The Chief Shakes Tribal House renovation has wrapped for the time being.  Construction is complete.  The artifacts and house posts still need to make their way from their spot at the museum back to Shakes Island, but Project Manager Todd White says they'll need a good shot of weather for that.  So White, and the rest of the renovation crew, will get the holidays off, a vacation well-earned.  The crew will start back up in the new year, but at what capacity is still unknown.  The project is finally wrapping up.  Bring on the Re-dedication.

Greg Knight put together a great piece for KSTK on the status of the project and a recent open house.  Click here to check it out.

For a blog post on the canoe workshop put on by the Chilton brothers of the One People Canoe Society, and a complete schedule of events for the May 2013 ceremony, check out the Re-dedication blog.

We're going to need help to pull off this Re-dedication.  Hotels have no vacancies and beds are tough to come by in Wrangell.  We are looking for people to help house visitors over the weekend of May 3rd & 4th, 2013, or assist with housing in any way.  Whether that be renting out your guest place, loaning a spare bed or couch, or volunteering to help organize the Re-dedication housing process, contact WCA.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this blog! I teach and specialize in indigenous folk architecture of the Americas, Middle East and Asia and finding your sight has be wonderful.

    I have referenced several folks to the site. Especially one's that have made statements like:

    "There is no evidence of real timber framing in America prior to the European settlements."

    "Timber Framing was brought to American shores by the various European immigrants settling in the New World,"

    "Northwestern Shed House, or Coastal Northwest Long House are not timber frames."

    "The oldest timber frames in the New World are European in style."

    These are just from this year of me doing and teaching the craft from my foundational skills. The Tribal House is a glory to the Creator and the people of the land. Thank you for keeping this craft alive and well.