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Petersburg resident shares experience from Shakes event

Earlier this month, a number of Petersburg residents joined hundreds of other visitors in Wrangell for the Shakes Tribal House rededication. Among them was the Petersburg Public Library’s Cultural and Education Coordinator Jessica Ieremia who was excited to witness the historic event. Ieremia brought back some of the sounds and voices for this audio essay on the experience:
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Photo by Jessica Ieremia

Photo by Jessica Ieremia

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