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2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute winning a Governor's Award was Dr. Aldona Jonaitis, Director of the University of Alaska Museum of the...Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage? Dr. Aldona Jonaitis, Director, University of Alaska Museum of the North...
Community invited to Gajaa Hit pole raising

...pole's significance. A bear on one pole may be very different from a bear on another, writes Northwest Coast scholar Aldona Jonaitis in "Discovering totem Poles," as each one would be associated with a distinct clan history.Tagaban said when...
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Thank you for making SHI's Tinaa Art Auction a success

...Schoonover; and live music: Jason Ullirneq Burnett and Rick Huteson of Melodic Natives Inc.Auction committee: Aldona Jonaitis, Chair, Albert Kookesh, Denise Keron, Jenny Dawson, Jerry Mackie, John Williams, Mandy Mallott, Margaret Nelson...
A long way from home

...birthplace) information for the item. For that reason, University of Alaska Museum of the North Director Dr. Aldona Jonaitis said the helmet probably didn't arrive in Springfield via an ethnographer."It's unlikely that the helmet was...
SHI's Tinaa auction brings together works by major Northwest Coast artists

...past to bring it to the present," according to a description of the work written by Museum of the North Director Aldona Jonaitis for the auction's catalogue.Soboleff, a highly influential Tlingit elder and spiritual leader, died in May 2011...
Museum of the North looks to boost attendance

...9 inch mounted brown bear nicknamed "Otto."To make up for lost revenue from tourists, Museum interim director Aldona Jonaitis wants to make it more attractive to Alaskans.The museum reduced the admission price for in-state residents in...
Young brothers begin work on downtown totem pole

...viewers these differences can be hard to spot.According to art historians and Northwest Coast scholars, including Aldona Jonaitis, director emerita of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, totem poles likely developed right in the Youngs...
Bright moments of 2013

...Every session I attended ? from an art history session on Amos Wallace presented by Zachary Jones (standing in for Aldona Jonaitis), to a snapshot of "Our Way of Life" by Alan Zuboff of Angoon, to a round of Tlingit bingo led by Hans Chester...
Celebration: Boxley's chest wins Best of Show

...Native art. The winners were chosen by artist Robert Davidson and Northwest Coast art scholar and music director Aldona Jonaitis. Best of Show earned $1,500, while first through third places won $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively...
UAF museum planning to double floor space is one of the state's largest, housing a collection of exhibits on natural and human history of Alaska. Aldona Jonaitis, museum director, said she was thrilled the institution reached its fund-raising goal. "I knew there was incredibly...


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