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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
My Turn: Misappropriating a people's history'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...
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...
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...
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...


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