Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Sealaska Heritage Institute Board of Trustees decided to postpone Celebration 2020 until 2021.
The new dates are June 2-5, 2021.
The SHI will explore ways to bring virtual events to the public through social media this year.
They could opt to show Celebration 2018 during the days that Celebration 2020 would have live-streamed.
SHI President Rosita Worl said they'd like to promote more interaction. She said she would like everyone to come together online and celebrate together this year no matter what crisis is all around us, "We could also have designers and artists photograph themselves in the pieces they made for the fashion show and set up a gallery on our website. We could do the same thing for the Toddler Regalia Review. We could curate a virtual exhibit for the Juried Art Show."
The postponement is tough economic blow for Juneau. A 2012 study by the McDowell Ground found the event had an economic impact of $2 million.