Birch bark texture.

Ahtna Kanas Fall 2017

Ahtna Traditional First Chief Fred Ewan at his 101st birthday Celebration

First Chief blowing birthday cake candles

Traditional First Chief Ewan says that the trick to being young is to tell yourself what age you are and be it. Chief Ewan, whose actual birthday was August 15th, generously shares stories and traditional teachings to all who are willing to listen and learn. We would not be where we are today without his indomitable spirit, and the strength of so many other Ahtna men and women. We were blessed to celebrate his special day with him.