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Totem Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 5 p.m.- 8p.m.

Native CarversThe University of Alaska Southeast Eagle Totem Fundraising Campaign is celebrating Native History Month with an Eagle Pole Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, November 14, 2009, 5 p.m.- 8p.m. at the Mourant Cafeteria on the Auke Lake campus.

The goal of the project is to balance the Raven pole that was donated to UAS and erected in 1993. Native people belong to either the Eagle or Raven moiety, and in ceremonies and at secular events both moieties are represented for balance.

The $160,000 campaign was started with the generous in-kind donation of the 45’ Red Cedar log by Sealaska Corporation, valued at $40,000. Artists Joe and TJ Young of Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island carved and painted the pole. It will be erected on the UAS campus in the Spring of 2010.

The banquet menu includes halibut, venison, salad, dessert, and beverages.

An accompanying presentation includes oratory by UAS/PITAAS student Gloria Anderstrom, Woosh.ji.een Dance group performance, Storytelling with Mary Gubatayo & Liana Wallace, and the history of the Eagle Pole! Limited seating is available and the last day to purchase a ticket is Wednesday November 11 by noon (so that we can get our number of plates to prepare to our caterer). Tickets are $100.00.

Wooch.éen, a Native student club is sponsoring the event.

To date private fund-raising totals $40,900. The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded a matching grant in support of the project, where private donations will be matched $1 for $1 up to $25,000.

For more information please contact Kolene James at 796-6454. Purchase your tickets today!


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