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Wilbur J. Donnelly

...in the Army National Guard.Wilbur was a member of Klukwan Inc., Sealaska Corp., the American Legion, and the Alaska Native Brotherhood. He enjoyed the Juneau Gold Medal basketball tournaments; Klukwan and Haines teams were two of his favorites...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173493452
Students learn about tribal traditions

...made by the students, were displayed in the hallways for parents to view.Teacher Caitlyn Niemi said nine different Alaska Native groups were covered from Southeast to the Interior. Each group of students worked together to research the practices...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/students-learn-about-tribal-traditions
Local
2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute

...recipients, earned this year's Alaska Native Arts award."We are deeply honored...Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka? Alaska Native Arts: Sealaska Heritage Institute...Evans Smith, President and CEO, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/2015-governors-awards-include-sealaska-he
Art
Waa sa iyatee?

...speak, listen, share, and learn," he wrote in an email.Story's experience with Tlingit began in a class about Alaska Native social change that was taught by Twitchell."It just made me a lot more aware of how little I knew about Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/w%C3%A1-s%C3%A1-iyatee
Art
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

The National Congress of American Indians, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood have added their voices to those calling for protections of salmon and eulachon rivers...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
Litterbirds

...where crows did not, he observed.Tales of ravens' intelligence and mischievousness have been chronicled in many Alaska Native stories, often referred to as a trickster.In this case of Juneau's ravens, Fischer ponders: "If we could just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/litterbirds
Local
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...actually planned their suicide and 4.6 percent had attempted suicide. Other higher risk groups include seniors, Alaska Native males, and veterans.Tragically, a survivor of suicide (a family member or close friend of a person who completed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-11/my-turn-suicide-uncomfortable-subject
Opinion
Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...snowmobiles.Before Santa and Mrs. Claus made their appearance, the children of Shishmaref welcomed the visitors with Alaska Native dances.The Clauses then arrived to a standing ovation from those in the packed gym, including the estimated 300...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/volunteers-bring-santa-remote-village
State
Hope releases his first book of poetry

...parents also laid the foundation for his identity as Alaska Native, though it took him some time to fully embrace it...Tlingit elders, and what it's like to be inside the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, when the elders are together intentionally...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/hope-releases-his-first-book-poetry
Art
Thanks for keeping Gastineau Community School fed

...Peanut butter, and a glass of milk.Its groups like the Alaska Native Sisterhood that keep programs like ours alive. We also...include: Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, Alaska Native Brotherhood Glacier Valley Camp 70, Alaska Sisterhood...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/thanks-keeping-gastineau-community-
Neighbors

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