Historical and Background Research

Tlingit: The Tlingit Indians are a group of different Indian tribes mainly scattered across the coast of British Columbia. The are deeply involved in the Justice system know as Circle of Justice. This system helps Indians, Canadians, and America get out of major/minor legal trouble. The Tlingit tribe is divided in to two major divisions the Raven and the Eagle these groups are divide into many divers clans. These clans express their differences through art, food, and tradition. One of the main tribes is the G̱alyáx̱ Ḵwáan tribe Yakataga Bay area.
Tlingit Map of territory
Tlingit Map of territory
Hoonah,Alaska where a Tlingit tribe is.
Hoonah,Alaska where a Tlingit tribe is.

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Totem poles-- A totem pole is a pole that is carved or painted with totemic figures set up by certain North American Indians.-noun

This is a law that is also known as the Young Offenders Act. This act provides a more fairer and more effective youth justice system. When the bill was first introduced it followed an extensive period of review and consultation.
SOURCE- www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/yj-jj/ycja-isjpa/back-hist.html

Ketchikan, Alaska- The town of Ketchikan was first founded in 1883, when a man by the name of Snow built a salmon saltery. Two years later a businessman from Portland, Oregon hired someone named Mike Martin to investigate possibilities in creating a salmon cannery on the banks of Ketchikan Creek. Finally by the early 1900's, Martin and the cannery's manager had settled on a partnership and opened a saltery and a general store. Two years later the fishing trade business flourished, and Ketchikan was in business. The town sprouted with about 800 people by 1900, and at last the town was officially incorporated.

Old Ketchikan, Alaska
Old Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem poles are important to Tlingit history. The are made of ceder and are actually very big. They can be up to 25 feet tall! Can you believe how much time that would take! That is why the Tlingit culture respects them and takes care of them. Some times they put them up even now a days with ropes and logs like their ansestors would have.
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{Tlingit man carving a totem pole.}

A couple years ago two 17 year old boys named Simon Roberts andA were sentenced to Circle Justice because they beat a pizza delivery man. They were sent to the cold harsh Alaskan wilderness for one year. They were of course sent to separate islands. People say that they didn't stay on the island. They say that they went in and out of their houses in Everett,Wash.They lived there. This happened in 1993 and had their court a couple weeks later{after they had gotten off the island}. Something that I think is kind of odd about them is that I can't find any pictures of them. They seem to want to keep there face hidden. They ending up having the same amount of jail time they would have had because they were charged of coming into town and getting supplies from home and sleeping there.
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