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Aan Yatx'u Saani: Noble People of the Land
The Juneau Histories Theater Project

Five community members share their own personal stories in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event, illuminating their deep connections with Juneau's Old Indian Village and the downtown area often called the Willoughby District. With music and video projections, they weave their memories with little-known histories revealing massive changes that have marked the heart of the Capital City.

Aan Yatx'u Sanni: Noble People of the Land lifts up enduring community and cultural values towards a more inclusive and just future for Juneau. See our online companion project here.


Ernestine Hayes
Khinkaduneek Paul Marks
Lillian Petershoare
Marcelo Quinto
Walter A. Soboleff, Jr

Written by Ryan Conarro and Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, in collaboration with the performers
Directors: Ryan Conarro and Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Technical Director: Erik Chadwell
Stage Manager: Sue Schrader
Projections and Lighting Designer: Greg Mitchell
Musicians: Paul Marks II and Elijah Marks
Visual Artists: Abel Ryan, Robert Davis Hoffmann, Ian Petershoare
Sound Engineer: Betsy Sims
Design Assistant: Allison McSwain
Community Engagement Collaborator: Miciana Hutcherson Website Archive Lead: Sarah Campen

Juneau Arts and Culture Center

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council

National Endowment for the Arts, Alaska Humanities Forum, National Endowment for the Humanities, Rasmuson Foundation, University of Alaska Southeast

KINY Radio: Community Reflects on Aan Yátx’u Sáani: Noble People of the Land