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Students spend spring break learning cedar bark weaving

Ketchikan students had last week off from school for spring break. A dozen children and teens chose to spend that week learning traditional Haida-style cedar bark weaving.

The class was taught by Holly Churchill with help from Medicine Wind Cheney and Ladonna Cheney at the Totem Heritage Center.

Listen to an audio postcard from the class here:

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