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Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...representative said.In the waning days of the 2014 Legislature, lawmakers in Juneau are fast-tracking efforts to recognize Alaskan Natives.On Saturday, the Senate passed another bill from Kreiss-Tomkins that sets aside Nov. 14 each year as Dr. Walter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
Outstanding Service Award to John Hawkins

...exploitation in the communities. Hawkins attends all Office of Children's Services investigation meetings on American/Alaskan Native families as a Tribal representative. Is he also a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where is he studying...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-13/outstanding-service-award-john-hawk
Neighbors
Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...legislators want Alaskans to remember a Tlingit Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to set aside Nov. 14 each year as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/dr-walter-soboleff-day-passes-house
State | Local | AK legislature
Board names 2014 AFN theme, dates

...hosts the Alaska Native Customary Art Show and evening of dance and music. "We welcome and encourage our fellow Alaskans, Native and non-Native alike, to join us as observers, visit and celebrate with us, and rise as one with the Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-06/board-names-2014-afn-theme-dates
State
Progress we can live with

...Lisa Murkowski. If passed, it would make it legal for Native Alaskans to possess, sell or transport authentic Alaskan Native handicrafts or clothing containing feathers, provided that the bird was not taken in a wasteful manner. The irony...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-27/progress-we-can-live
Opinion
May First Friday Art Walk

...freshwater pearls, fossilized ivories from walrus and mammoths, fossilized corals gathered from Alaskan waters, and Alaskan Native artifacts. As accents, he sometimes incorporates real gems, semi-precious stones or other-worldly meteorites...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-02/may-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Fortuna H Odell

...hard rock gold mining in Juneau. She knew and supported Elizabeth Peratrovich, who worked to end discrimation of Alaskan Natives; and throughout her life, she remained interested in the governing and growth of her beloved Alaska.She was preceded...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000167026656
My Turn: More sensitivity needed to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

...ones, the community of Hoonah, as well as the large Alaskan Native veteran population in Hoonah.The Veterans in the...and forced assimilation for years. Those that are Alaskan Native, who grew up in households clinging to traditional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-11-06/my-turn-more-sensitivity-needed-veter
Opinion
Concerned about Pebble Mine

...reaction will stall the project. The Pebble Mine will kill the fishing industry and an ancient livelihood, leaving Alaskan Natives to suffer as the Pebble Partnership's CEOs stuff their pockets. Take action, Alaska, before it is too late...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-02-11/concerned-about-pebble-mine
Letters
Photo: Citizen of the Year

Robert "Bob" Loescher, left, stands as Southeast Alaskan Native Veterans present the colors during opening ceremonies of the 77th Annual Tribal Assembly of the Central Council of Tlingit and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-04-22/citizen-year
Local

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