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Com­ing to Kake in the sum­mer? Time your vis­it to late July/​early August so you can par­tic­i­pate in the Dog Salmon Fes­ti­val, a com­mu­ni­ty cel­e­bra­tion with great food, crazy games, music, and danc­ing. It’s the biggest event of the year, and a time when the entire com­mu­ni­ty comes togeth­er to cel­e­brate the boun­ty of the land and sea. 

The first few weeks of each year are a time of renew­al. In Kake each Jan­u­ary 8, res­i­dents and guests gath­er at the Com­mu­ni­ty Hall to com­mem­o­rate the anniver­sary of the city’s 1912 incor­po­ra­tion (it was the first Native vil­lage to do so). Kake Day cel­e­brates the city’s self-gov­er­nance, as well as its Tlin­git roots. 

Kake’s res­i­dents were the first Alas­ka Natives to become U.S. cit­i­zens, when the com­mu­ni­ty incor­po­rat­ed under Fed­er­al law in 1912. Cel­e­brat­ing Inde­pen­dence Day is a big deal in Kake, with plen­ty of fire­works, kids dressed in red, white and blue, a parade, games and races. 

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