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History of the Festival of Native Arts Emblem

Tanana artist James G. Schrock-Grant designed in 1974 the Festival of Native Arts Emblem to represent the Alaska Native peoples and their cultures.

A woodcarver from Southeast Alaska is shown carving a totem pole, while an Aleut hunter carves a wooden hat.  Both the Yup’ik and Inupiaq are represented by the ivory-carver, while a snowshoe maker represents the Athabascan.  In a circle matching each figure are animals used by each of the Native people:  the dog salmon by the Tlingit/Haida/Tsimshian; the seal by Aleuts; the whale by Yup’ik and Inupiaq; and the caribou by Athabascans.  The raven in center of the circle, signifying traditional religious beliefs, represents all Alaska Native people.  This beautiful emblem represents the diverse cultures of Alaska.

Logo Contest for the 42nd Annual Festival coming soon



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