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Sealaska Heritage to hold cultural performing arts intensive

...Frank Katasse and Katrina Hotch. Students will practice Tlingit language, play theater games and work with a cultural specialist. There will be parent and student workshops are provided on several evenings during the intensive.The intensive...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/sealaska-heritage-hold-cultural-performin
Art
JSD plans to expand Tlingit education program to all students

...Tlingit language enrichment class under new full-time teacher Hans Chester, who will replace recently retired cultural specialist Glenda Lindley.School board member Lisa Worl said she thought a broader system than the current standards of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/jsd-plans-expand-tlingit-education-prog
Local
A day in the life of: Kinkaduneek Paul Marks

...realistic. It's as if you're seeing through the particular creature you're carving."Marks works as a language cultural specialist for the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. Though he teaches Tlingit and learned it as a child, he has more to learn...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-14-0/a-day-in-the-life
Art
Sitka clan house repairs could patch up community

...than $200 to the effort.Before leaving on the ferry to return to Juneau, where he works as a counselor and cultural specialist at Thunder Mountain High School, Smith crawled under the house for one last inspection to make sure everything...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/sitka-clan-house-repairs-could-patch-co
State
Death notice: Lisa Sarabia

...passed away Aug. 7, 2014. She was 88.Sarabia was involved with various Native organizations as a language and cultural specialist, the State of Alaska, Older Alaskans Commission, Cold Storage, and cooked on her husband's seiner. She is...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-14/death-notice-lisa-sarabia
Death Notices
Questioned books came as a surprise

...confirmed their committee never saw the books in question.Paul Berg, a Goldbelt Heritage Foundation cross-cultural specialist, assessed "Visit" and three other texts red-flagged as offensive: "Our Teacher the Hero" and "Continuing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/questioned-books-came-surprise
Local
My Turn: Misappropriating a people's history

...man's" way of living, as well as the long-term effect passed on through the generations.JSD asked cross-cultural specialist Paul Berg to examine the four books in question. His career as an educator dates back to 1971 when he taught on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-28/my-turn-misappropriating-peoples-histor
Opinion
Emotions high over school curriculum

...Native Americans and Alaska Natives sent to boarding schools.Paul Berg, a Goldbelt Heritage Foundation cross-cultural specialist, assessed "Visit" and three other texts: "Our Teacher the Hero" and "Continuing on," all by Terry Miller...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-02/emotions-high-over-school-curriculum
Local
Questioned school district curriculum to be replaced

...superintendent. Since the discovery of the books, a series of meetings has taken place. Miller accepted Cross-Cultural Specialist Paul Berg's assessment of the books, dated Sept. 3, as a formal written complaint at the Native Education...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/questioned-school-district-curriculum-b
Local
JSD may remove offending books

...receiving inaccurate information from people who are supposed to tell the truth - share true history," said Goldbelt Cultural Specialist Lyle James. Added Alaska State Librarian Sorrel Goodwin: "It's beyond inaccurate, it's dehumanizing on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/jsd-may-remove-offending-books
Local

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