Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska Heritage Institute’s board of trustees has opted to cancel Celebration 2021, which was tentatively scheduled for June this year after the coronavirus sidelined the in-person event in 2020.
The decision came Wednesday after the board assessed the latest scientific evidence on the state of the pandemic.
One of the primary reasons for the cancellation is that the vaccine is not yet available for kids under age 16.
“We can’t have Celebration without our children,” said trustee Albert Kookesh.
The board will revisit the issue at a later date to decide whether it’s safe to sanction a Celebration in 2022, which in normal times would occur in June.