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Wallace M. Olson

...1962 to serve community needs and remained until September 1965. During these years he developed a deep respect for Alaska Native culture and history. After moving to Fairbanks, early in 1966 Wally was employed by the University of Alaska to teach...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000177291215
Martha Jacobs Benzel

...General Assembly; was a member of the original Alaska Native Health Board, for the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She was a founder for three Alaska Native Sisterhood Camps and was a member of the Anchorage...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000176727781
SHI to sponsor workshop on art and math

...Building in Juneau. Educators who want to participate should contact Jackie Kookesh at jackie.kookesh@sealaska.com. The math and culture program, Opening the Gate, is funded through a grant from the Alaska Native Education Program.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/shi-sponsor-workshop-art-and-math
Art
Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

...question that American Indians and Alaska Natives can look at, understand and respond...to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages five years early because...identified as American Indian or Alaska Native alone. That figure nearly doubled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-18/census-weighs-changes-counting-american
State
Report: Big problems in DOC

...Department of Corrections, and the report is the first comprehensive look the public has been allowed.In January, an Alaska Native man named Larry Kobuk died under circumstances similar to those suffered by Eric Garner, a black New York City...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-16/report-big-problems-doc
State
Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

...Tribal Government.He also is co-author (with David Case) of the latest edition of the definitive legal work, "Alaska Natives and American Laws."The other six applicants:? Kevin Clarkson, a 30-year Alaska resident and private practice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/juneau-judge-tries-again-alaska-supreme
State
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...impacted by an increase to 25 students are predominantly Alaska Native students and communities (68.5 percent of 850 students...potentially forcing the schools to close, serve an entirely Alaska Native population. The vast majority of lawmakers in the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-15/empire-editorial-closing-schools-will
Opinion
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...was a charter member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, founded in 1915...became more deeply involved in Alaska Native and health care issues. "I became...were needs," she said.At an Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/coffee-ethel-alaska-native-leader-looks-b
Art
Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

...Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at UAS. If the film...be an alternate presentation on Alaska Native Languages and Culture.In 2014...on the arts, education, and Alaska Native communities, and includes biography...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/film-dauenhauers-be-presented-friday
Art
Walter Soboleff retrospective

...blocking Soboleff's view of basketball.Albert Kookesh: Soboleff and Kookesh were talking about the problems of Alaska Native suicide and alcoholism one day, Kookesh said. "I asked him 'When you were growing up, did you have suicide and alcoholism...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/walter-soboleff-retrospective
Art

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