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Arts institute aims to activate young brains

...hand-made Native hand drums. Each had been painted by students with a different image or pattern. Some were traditional Alaska Native designs that volunteer Sonya Skan provided for class members, and others included a Celtic-inspired design, a unicyle-inspired...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/arts-institute-aims-activate-young-brai
State
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...assets that also support jobs and economic development. The Tongass is also home to the rich cultural traditions of Alaska Natives.The good news is that we can have both a successful forest industry and conservation of the Tongass, but it will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Odds of infant death higher in villages

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages...according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Epidemiologists...dropped sharply since 1980.Among Alaska Natives, however, the rate of 9.2 deaths...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-24/odds-infant-death-higher-villages
State
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

...tribes and clans, and the Sharing Our Knowledge conferences, which bring together academics and other learners with Alaska Native culture-bearers. Dick's involvement in both were critical to their success - and these are but two of many contributions...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/thoughts-richard-dauenhauer
Art
Exhibits at the Anchorage Museum

...collection. The 31 artworks in "Re/Marks" span the 1970s until the present, following the development of contemporary Alaska Native art from early prints and paintings to recent photography and sculpture. Featured artists include John Hoover, Ron...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/exhibits-anchorage-museum
Art
New registrar hired at Alaska State Museums

...Historical Library and Museum, the museum and libraries today hold and exhibit a comprehensive and definitive collection of Alaska Native cultural, historical, natural history and art objects, as well as historical books, records, maps, photographs and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/new-registrar-hired-alaska-state-museums
Art
Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

...specialist Andrea Thomas of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Thomas is available to serve anyone, not only Alaska Natives, with their health care marketplace enrollment. These are people who had indicated in their applications that a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/some-alaskans-could-lose-health-care-co
Local
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

...role in helping to establish an Alaska Native languages program at Sealaska...Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at UAS, said that through...the President's Professor of Alaska Native Languages and Culture at UAS from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/songs-vision-and-experience
Art
Death notice: Oscar Peter Olsen

...Alaska Memorial Park at 3839 Riverside Dr. Following will be a Coast Guard tribute and ANB service at 3 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall at 320 West Willoughby Ave. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-27/death-notice-oscar-peter-olsen
Death Notices
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...fisherman who never recovered from the Exxon Valdez, a logger who lost his job due to shortsighted federal policy, an Alaska Native who was abused at a boarding school, or a veteran struggling with PTSD, there is a unique amount of trauma in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion

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