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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
Voting is important

...was a dominant player for Sheldon Jackson Junior College in the 1940s. He went on to become a local legend for the Alaska Native Brotherhood team and became the first player inducted into the Gold Medal Tournament Hall of Fame in 1961. He is called...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-11-12/voting-important
Sports
My Turn: Recent appointment of Loretta Bullard

...governors from making such appointments under the current law. And now Gov. Walker, in appointing a highly-qualified Alaska Native woman from Nome to the council, has shown clearly that the council makeup did not have to be expanded in order to...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-12/letter-recent-appointment-loretta-bul
Opinion
David Boxley talks Native, Tsimshian art revival

...smallpox and Spanish flu decimated Alaska Native populations.Overall, smallpox...discourage anyone, he also said Alaska Native artists need "to raise the bar...way of sharing art.Many young Alaska Natives are producing beautiful, modern art...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-11
Art

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