Two Important 2017 Events

FRIENDS OF ADMIRALTY ISLAND ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, February 18, 2017 • Juneau Yacht Club • “All Are Welcome”

1:30 - 2:30 pm Business Meeting 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join in a two-hour, not to be missed, discussion that will be invaluable for teachers, students, tour guides, and anyone interested in the natural forces that brought rapid change and resulted in the first footprints of humans in Southeast Alaska. Some 9,000 years ago, people arrived to a southeast landscape very different from what we know today. Jim Baichtal (Geologist - Forest Service) and Dan Monteith (Anthropologist - UAS) explore the dynamic geological and weather forces that welcomed the first people to these shores. Understanding these forces is the key to the settlement patterns that we are just beginning to decipher. 5:00 - 6:30 pm Dessert and Bread silent auction 5:30 - 6:00 pm Community Potluck - Share a hot dish or salad. 7:00 pm - 20,000 Years of Dynamic Change to Southeast Alaska A continuation and summary of the afternoon discussion.

 

Save the Date:
Funter Bay Cruise • May 20, 2017

This promises to be an historic and powerful event. We will depart Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay around 9 am and motor to Funter Bay, likely encountering whales, porpoises, and bird life along the way. We will dock in Funter Bay and spend several hours ashore where we will honor the displaced Aleut people who were interned at a camp there during World War II. This will be a cross-cultural Aleut and Tlingit event at which descendents of the internees will describe their family stories. As part of this healing return of descendants to the camp, Bishop David will bless a beautiful new Russian Orthodox Cross at the internment cemetery. The cross was built by members of the Lemon Creek Inmate Council who were moved by the story of the internment camps and wanted to honor the courage and acknowledge the suffering of the displaced Aleut people. We will return to Auke Bay by 5:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale March 15 at $100. Purchase early as they will sell out.