Strategy Regions: Africa The announcement comes as Clarion adopts a measured and pragmatic return of in-person events. Clarion Gaming has confirmed its decision to postpone what would have been the third edition of ICE Africa, which was originally scheduled to be held across 26 – 28 October. “Every piece of content will be archived and available on-demand for stakeholders to access free of charge 24/7.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Our strong digital presence has been enhanced further with the launch of ICE Connect, which uses highly sophisticated matching algorithms, ranking and scheduling software, to match operators with relevant, industry-leading solution providers who can solve their challenges and help them run their operations more efficiently. “As a result, both delegates and solution providers spend 100% of their time in meaningful and productive meetings. We will continue to support the growth of the gaming industry in Africa via these new channels and create opportunities to facilitate business development as we look to expand our ICE Connect models in the future.” “Whilst we are not holding any other dedicated in-person events, we are launching ICE365.com an advanced global gaming platform which goes live in April 2021. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “When the full scale of the pandemic became clear last year we took the decision to focus our resources and energies into three in-person events – the co-located ICE London and iGB Affiliate London as well as iGB Live! in Amsterdam. For more information on the commercial opportunities to engage with an international audience of industry buyers and decision-makers contact Ian Larcombe at [email protected] These digital solution, Hunter added, included ways to ensure that operators and suppliers could still connect even without in-person events. Hunter added that Clarion Gaming is working to reach the global gaming community in a variety of other ways. “The ICE 365 content series will focus on key verticals, topics and subsets of the global gaming sector and will include dedicated Africa-focused content throughout the year. It will provide expert insights delivered across a range of formats, including reports, exclusive C-Level interviews from the leadership figures shaping the industry, unique data, video and live discussions. Topics: Strategy 26th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Clarion Gaming confirms postponement of 2021 edition of ICE Africa Tags: Clarion Gaming ICE Africa He added: “Looking beyond 2021 we will need to see what the future looks like post-pandemic and decide our strategy accordingly. The Clarion Gaming brands have been able to grow thanks to the tremendous support of our stakeholder communities and ICE Africa represents a powerful case study of that partnership and collaboration in action.” Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, explained the decision.
Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Karl Loomes | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: PSN I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Will a ‘culture overhaul’ translate to a stronger Persimmon share price? Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The last few years haven’t seen the best environment for UK housebuilders. With low interest rates and concerns surrounding Brexit, house prices and housebuilding have both stagnated. The last thing a company needs is a bad public image or controversy hurting its share price, but this is the exact situation Persimmon (LSE: PSON) has found itself in.What’s worse, the complaints against the company extended to the houses it builds. A firm may be able to weather a social-controversy storm, but a buoyant share price won’t last long if its products are sub-par.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The complaintsAn independent report by barrister Stephanie Barwise, released in December, showed a number of damming aspects for Persimmon. The company was seen to have a ‘box-ticking’ culture with barely any systems in place to inspect work in progress.Even worse, the report found that some of its buildings had potential fire hazards; specifically that it has a “nationwide problem of missing and/or incorrectly installed cavity barriers in its timber frame properties”. It also noted a short-term cultural outlook, with a focus on buying as much land as possible for quick sales – not on the business of being a housebuilder. Interestingly until this week, these revelations have been mostly ignored by the market, though since last week the share price is down about 12%.The solutionThe company said it has “embraced” the recommendations made in the report and will now begin a process of implementing them. In January it said it expects revenues to fall 2.4%, saying this reflected “the action being taken to ensure the group delivers improved levels of quality and service”.Persimmon said it still expects pre-tax profits to be in line with the market consensus, slightly lower than those of 2018. One would expect costs associated with a culture overhaul (not to mention improved working practices) to hit the bottom line before the top, so I suspect the true costs of these improvements have yet to show in the company accounts, something investors should be wary of.One fairly pioneering tool it’s using to help customer retention, as well as “improving the quality and service delivered to our customers”, is allowing buyers of its new-builds the right to hold back 1.5% of its total purchase value to allow for “snagging issues” This has, in fact, been in place since long before the report, and I think in terms of the specifies laid out by Barwise, the markets may need to see a lot more done to assure customers, and of course shareholders.From the shareholder and potential investor point of view, the company has a history of offering enticing dividend payouts. Normally a good thing, I have always been cautious of such high payouts though (yielding 12% at some stages), and in all honesty often take them as a red flag.I think Persimmon will be able to get over this report, if and only if, it actually implements real change and removes all doubt in the mind of the customer. For now though, I think there are just far too many uncertainties, not least with the costs of this turnaround, to make Persimmon an appetising investment. I think its shares have some more downside left in them yet. See all posts by Karl Loomes
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Fergus McFadden of Leinster is tackled by Craig Gilroy of Ulster during the Heineken Cup Final between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham Stadium on May 19, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) With the bench, too, there is a test of Kidney’s dedication to adventure. Rolling back the years and allowing O’Gara and O’Callaghan back into play may stabilise the side, and Kilcoyne is more than familiar with the setup, but the likely bench is cause for head scratching and impromptu yelps.Evasive: Fergus McFadden attempts to skip past Craig GilroyTom Court has experience and is a lukewarm favourite to come into the squad; in the engine room Iain Henderson and Devin Toner are possibles; Paddy Jackson is a shoe-in.Court is not the best scrummager, but his Ulster teammates offer danger and excitement, as does McFadden. Crocked: Jonny Sexton falls out of the Six Nations match with England on Sunday after injuring his hamstringBy Alan DymockAS THE rain tumbled down at the Aviva Stadium, Ireland were toiling. They had dug deep, hoping to scoop out some of the visceral anger that bubbles up whenever England stand opposite, but they had dug themselves a hole instead.Stamp: Healy has a three-week banNow, almost a week later, they are left with their heavy-footed prop Cian Healy kicking his heels until March 10 and their normally ice-cool fly-half Jonny Sexton icing his hamstring, while their flying winger Simon Zebo is grounded, and lastly, their reliable centre Gordon D’Arcy unavailable and their jovial lock Mike McCarthy left ashen faced.A ban for Healy and injuries to Sexton, Zebo, D’Arcy and McCarthy has left Declan Kidney with a selection headache. Not because he will not know who to pick to start against Scotland a week on Saturday – it is fairly obvious who Kidney will throw in – but because he has to consider his bench.After Healy lost control and botched a stamp on Dan Cole’s ankle he is banned and replaced, for the Scotland and France games, with Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne the most likely replacement. Sexton will almost certainly step aside for the usually-depedable Ronan O’Gara and Donncha O’Callaghan should come in for McCarthy. So far; so good.However, with Keith Earls and Fergus McFadden slugging it out for a starting spot in the centre, or the wing, it must be decided what style is needed against Scotland. Structure with Earls at centre and McFadden on the wing or a lurch into the unknown and an added kicking option with McFadden at centre? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stick to the blueprint, and Kidney should pick Toner on the bench. If Kidney is in pursuit of sexiness, McFadden lines up inside and Earls takes to the wing – in reality a more comfortable move for both men – and Henderson benches.There is a distinct feeling that Ireland have dusted off the time machine. Being bloodied by the English can send you racing backwards. Nevertheless, if Ireland look to the future rather than the past they can excite as well as get the guttural venom of the younger generation pumping, just as they did themselves out of their current hole.
England v Italy live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like England v Italy, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription England v Italy live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to England v Italy from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 3.15am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer England v Italy live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereEngland and Italy both lost their opening Six Nations games, Eddie Jones’s team beaten by Scotland at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years and Franco Smith’s Italy defeated by France to extend their winless streak in the tournament to 28 games.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at Twickenham this afternoon (kick-off 2.15pm)…England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Ben Earl, Jack Willis, Dan Robson, Max Malins.Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Monatanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Danilo Fischetti, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Check out our England v Italy match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. In Italy, DMAX is showing England v Italy, which has a kick-off time of 3.15pm, and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch England v Italy (kick-off 3.15pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, England v Italy is live at 1.15am on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.beIN Sports Connect packageYou can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer England v Italy live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. England v Italy, which kicks off at 2.15pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the game takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, England v Italy (kick-off 2.15pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. England v Italy live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast England v Italy (kick-off 3.15pm) in France. Maro Itoje puts in a tackle against Italy in the 2020 Six Nations How to watch England v Italy from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like England v Italy, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN England and Italy both lost their opening Six Nations matches England v Italy live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.England v Italy kicks off at 4.15pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.England v Italy live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.England v Italy will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? 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Please enter your comment! From Staff ReportsStreaming entertainment can be overwhelming with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week. Here is a list of new releases this February playing on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu.NetflixEverything coming and going on Netflix in FebruaryAmazon Prime VideoEverything coming to Amazon Prime Video in FebruaryHBO MaxEverything Coming to HBO Max in February 2021HuluEverything coming to Hulu in FebruaryDisney PlusEverything coming to Disney Plus in February TAGSAmazon Prime VideoDisney PlusFebruaryHBO MaxHulunetflixstreaming Previous article6 Important Safety Tips To Remember Whenever You Use A Rideshare ServiceNext articleFlorida gas prices decline 2 cents; 2 Apopka stations have prices lower than state’s lowest regional price Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
SkyCottage / archimaniaSave this projectSaveSkyCottage / archimania Architects: archimania Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” United States SkyCottage / archimania Year: CopyHouses•Memphis, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30517/skycottage-archimania Clipboard Houses Save this picture!+ 15 Share Area: 238 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/30517/skycottage-archimania Clipboard 2007 ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. SkyCottage is a progressive home whose design is informed by the view of the Mississippi River, embraces the challenges of a tight site, and enhances the community fabric of one of the earliest examples of New Urbanism. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGConcept Save this picture!This three-story residence occupies a tiny, pie-shaped corner lot with a view of the Mississippi River. The parti demonstrates an interest in abiding by the rules set forth in the neighborhood, yet also bending them as a response to the River. The result is the composition of two architectural volumes. A white-brick cube aligns itself with the established streetscape of rowhouses, and an elevated alloy-coated steel box resists this grid by transversing the cube in both directions, responding directly to the River view. Save this picture!Interior Save this picture!The house is a series of experiences that are directed by view and movement. The first floor has floor-to-ceiling glass that defines a combination of entry, patio and guestroom spaces. The visitor moves up and into the home’s living level, which reveals an intensely focused view of the River. Lastly, one ascends to the most private zone, the master suite. It includes a dramatic view of the River, a sweeping vista to the north, and a rare city view to the south. Save this picture!Green The design provides an extremely high ratio of green-space-to-buildable-area than is found elsewhere in the development. The home’s footprint consumes only 44% of this area. Open view sheds are maintained for neighboring homes and the casual passerby. SkyCottage is the first Tennessee residence designed and owned by an architect that has been submitted for LEED for Homes Certification.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessArt Museum / KSP Engel und Zimmermann ArchitektenArticlesCanada Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010Articles Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officearchimaniaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMemphisUnited StatesPublished on July 30, 2009Cite: “SkyCottage / archimania” 30 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Area: 850 m² Area: 850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 Spain “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/499220/z-house-jose-antonio-sosa Clipboard Save this picture!© Miguel Curbelo+ 25 Share Houses Z House / Jose Antonio SosaSave this projectSaveZ House / Jose Antonio Sosa Year: photographs: Miguel CurbeloPhotographs: Miguel CurbeloStructural Engineer:Reveriego y asociados arquitectosElectrical And Mechanical Engineer:Gimeno IngenierosDesign Team:Alejandra Vera, Ramón CruzCity:Monte LentiscalCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The topography and slope force the site into a two-terrace configuration that descend to the east. At the lower terrace the swimming pool and the sheltered deck are both dug into the ground and separated from the road by a slope covered in dense vegetation. Between, an embedded stepladder, over the swimming pool, as usual from ponds.Save this picture!© Miguel CurbeloRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Specialty ApplicationsAbove, the house rests on the ground like a folded sheet of paper, like a zigzag. In each of it´s movement it touches the ground and rises again. Along the ZIG ZAG it is accompanied by the insulation that shelters it completely. The house tries to be clear in it´s reading, hence responding to the strength of the stone terraces, and at the same time remaining flexible in its construction. The house is a frame that contracts and expands, perforated by holes…parallel ribbons of different heights and free composition, matted with small gardens…These folds form interconnected tubular spaces, opened to the views to both ends and gaining from the crossed lights that filter through the patios and through the gaps between the different levels.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe exterior penetrates into the house by the many scattered patios and the extreme simplicity of the tubular spaces that end completely glazed and frame the surrounding views.Save this picture!© Miguel CurbeloProject gallerySee allShow lessNational University Of Ireland, Galway / PayetteSelected ProjectsA Seductive Abstraction: Architecture & Photography’s Tacit PactArchitecture News Share 2011 “COPY” Projects Year: Architects: Jose Antonio Sosa Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/499220/z-house-jose-antonio-sosa Clipboard CopyHouses•Monte Lentiscal, Spain CopyAbout this officeJose Antonio SosaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonte LentiscalHousesSpainPublished on April 24, 2014Cite: “Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa” 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Tlingit Nation at Haa Kusteeyi, July 27-30.Teslin, Yukon, Canada – The Haa Kusteeyi celebration held July 27-30 by the Tlingit First Nation of Teslin, Yukon, Canada, has roots that go back centuries. Summer was the time when the Tlingit people of the interior could gather, feast, dance, sing and meet old friends and family.Elders of the Interior Tlingit met in 2005 and decided this tradition must be revived as a response to many decades of attacks on their culture, language — and their very existence as a nation. Since then, they have held Haa Kusteeyi every two years to avoid impinging on the celebration the coastal Tlingit have held since 1982 in Juneau, the capital of Alaska.The first day of the Haa Kusteeyi celebration, at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Center, emphasized the importance of using Lingit, the language of the Tlingit. There were treasure hunts, canoe rides, hand games, moose calling and soap-berry making, along with workshops. July 27 ended with a feast of moose stew and bannock, followed by a concert with Digawolf, a band rooted in the Tlicho First Nation of the Northwest Territories.The July 28 welcoming ceremony on the shores of Teslin Lake re-enacted the historic start of Haa Kusteeyi. Afterwards, the barbecue crew began roasting moose for the evening feast. Then women and men in their beautiful garments explained how these were made and who did the work.The day’s main event was the Grand Entry Parade. A few hundred Tlingit dressed in traditional regalia marched into the main hall, chanting and dancing. After that, it was time for welcoming speeches.Elder Pearl Keenan, speaking both in English and Lingit, began with an invocation, mentioning the Tlingit delegations from Sitka and Juneau in Alaska and from Atlin, Carcross and Whitehorse in the Yukon. She stressed that the purpose of the celebration was to “become strong with our culture and nation.”Clan chiefs and Tlingit politicians, including Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott of Alaska, also gave welcoming remarks. Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys, a member of the Thaltan First Nation, said, “We’re living the vision of our elders.”Events on July 29 included canoe rides and races. That night people feasted on salmon donated by the Tlingit community of Taku River, over the mountains to the west of Teslin. Some of the salmon were filleted in a competition and smoked in a traditional smoke house on the community center grounds. Workshops, music and other entertainment were free for all.The Tlingit First Nation of the Yukon sought to develop and deepen the culture of their nation and show it to a broad North American community. And that they did. (tinyurl.com/y7xe2olr)It’s important to take note of this history: The Tlingit people lived in the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years. European colonialists and then U.S. invaders searching for riches militarily displaced many Indigenous people from their ancestral lands. The U.S. established formal occupation through the 1867 Treaty of Purchase of Alaska. U.S. economic and political domination followed and then statehood.The Inland Tlingit in the Yukon were descendants of people who moved there from Alaska’s coast, joining other First Nation peoples. European and U.S. incursions sought furs and gold there. Hudson’s Bay Company set up the first colonialist government and then Canada took over. In 1995, after 20 years of negotiations with the Canadian and Yukon governments, the Teslin Tlingit Council Final and Self-Government agreements were enacted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this