Kenaitze Indian Tribe presents a story feather at the Tikahtnu Forum meeting
Neshech’ Kahtnuht’ana: “A story feather created to implement productive communication and discover resolution. Whomever holds this feather, may speak, while others listen. Remember to pass your story feather often.”
Thank you to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) who presented a story feather to CIRI in appreciation of the continued collaboration of the Tikahtnu Forum participants and of CIRI’s donation supporting the new Raven Plaza at KIT’s Dena’ina Wellness Center in Kenai, Alaska. The feather was presented at the recent Tikahtnu Forum quarterly meeting by CIRI shareholder KIT Executive Director Jaylene Petersen-Nyren and council members Rosalie Tepp and Clinton Lageson, who is also a shareholder. CIRI shareholder Bunny Swan Gease made the story feather and mounted it on drift wood.
The Wellness Center’s Raven Plaza was designed by CIRI shareholder and KIT member Jon Ross. The Plaza is a circular granite display arranged around a ceremonial fire pit in the center. The design incorporates the solar and lunar year, tides, seasons and phases of the moon, as well as traditional Dena’ina values.