Avery Herrman Sakamoto is with the Petersburg Indian Awareness Committee (PIAC), which is organizing the Séet Ká Festival, Feb. 10-15. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

A festival dedicated to cultural awareness is coming to Petersburg next week.

The Séet Ká Festival is celebrating the Indigenous people in Petersburg. The event is running February 10-15 but the public can sign up now online.

It’s being organized by PIAC (pronounced Pie-ack), the Petersburg Indigenous Awareness Committee.

Avery Herrman Sakamoto is part of the committee and is helping coordinate the festival. She spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning:

For the festival, PIAC is partnering with the Petersburg Indian Association, First Alaskans Institute, Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, and the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

It’s funded through grants from First Alaskans Institute and the Petersburg Community Foundation.

You can register for the festival online at the Petersburg Public Library website. You can also view the schedule of events there.