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First Nation elders blockade Taku tributary mine exploration

Elders from the Tahltan Nation blockaded a mining company's access to a tributary...with its lawyers to figure out the best way to move forward.Four Tahltan elders - Alice Hamlin, Kitty Brown, August Brown and Nancy McGhee - along with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-03/first-nation-elders-blockade-taku-tribu
Local
State officials returning seal fur vests after controversy

...emailed a prepared statement to the Alaska Dispatch News."Sealskin vests are traditional gifts of honor for distinguished elders," the statement said. "The purchase of the vests presented to the governor and lieutenant governor did not violate the borough's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/state-officials-returning-seal-fur-vest
State
Tagaban shows 'Sexual Sovereignty' in Anchorage

...language, which he considers the DNA of his culture. He studied weaving with Della Cheney and carving with Ed Kunz, both Elders and respected artists.He eventually studied Chilkat weaving under Clarissa Rizal, who invited him because of his sexuality...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/tagaban-shows-sexual-sovereignty-anchorag
Art
Riverbend Elementary School thankful for Science Night help

...grateful for the wide range of expertise in our fine city. We'd like to thank the businesses and many scientists, naturalists, elders and volunteers who helped make our second science night on May 5 another success. Our garden looks good and our compost is...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-10/riverbend-elementary-school-thankfu
Neighbors
Writers Weir: Life with my Grandparents

As a kid growing up, I was taught to treat others the way you want to be treated and respect our elders. So being by my grandparents most of my life, they had showed love and respect to the family. I knew then I wanted to be like...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/writers-weir-life-my-grandparents
Art
Review: 'Hunting in Wartime'

...Vietnam, 17 of whom served on the ground. Sixteen of those 17 survived.Leaving the theater after the first showing, Tlingit elder Paul Marks, and other viewers, called the film "powerful."In the film, vets discussed how their cultural training prepared...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/review-hunting-wartime
Art
To talk transboundary mining, Taku Tlingit put folks in the same boat

...this week has brought the first 24-hour gillnet fishery opening during the sockeye run in Taku Inlet since 1988.Tlingit elder and storyteller David Katzeek gestured out the catamaran's window and told passengers to take photos of the scene so future...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-13/talk-transboundary-mining-taku-tlingit-
Local
Elders and youth conference focuses on language

...importance are the focus of the annual First Alaskans Institute's Elders and Youth Conference that's taking place this week in Anchorage...in English, telling conference attendees that the values of elders and ancestors only really come across in the Native language...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/elders-and-youth-conference-focuses-lan
State
More on Kake's totem

...Mildred (Hotch) Sparks and the Elders of the Whale House of the Gaanaxteidi...House.Many children of Chilkat Elders were also involved in the...crowd, followed by Tlingit elder Johnnie Jackson of Kake, who...June 10 interview with Kake elder Ruth Demmert about Kake's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/more-kakes-totem
Art
Southeast towns help Rasmuson Foundation celebrate its 60th anniversary

...anniversary."It was a very positive interaction," Demmert said. "They (the Rasmusons) are fondly remembered by the elders, and I remember hearing stories about them. The stories were always very positive. They were spoken of very highly, and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/southeast-towns-help-rasmuson-foundation-
Art

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