Sitkans help give soldiers survival lessons

...consultations and demonstrations, and other services.Gamble said he was able to share with the soldiers what he's learned from elders such as Anita Wright who was raised in Excursion Inlet."They lived completely off the land," he said. "What I shared...
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...
My Turn: Young leaders lend voices on culture and climate change

...identity. They'll do so through a series of rural field expeditions, science seminars and engagements with Alaska Native elders and other leaders from around the world.For the next few days of this important dialogue at the GLACIER conference, the students...
Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...said many of these decisions rest with the elders. Ferguson, who is Tlingit, said she erred...shouldn't have been dancing did, and the elders came and talked to me."On the elders' advice, Sitka Tours decided to substitute...
Village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

...main goals is to travel to Chukotka communities with Diomede elders next year to visit relatives, according to company president...big Diomede is now 75 years of age, and there are very few elders of that age in Chukotka," Krupnik said.The project has been...
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 English, telling conference attendees that the values of elders and ancestors only really come across in the Native language...
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...
Pure Sole: The hunt

...was easy to claim from an inferior species.We had a bear bait station. It was called the Petersburg garbage dump. Our city elders tried to keep bears away from it. That was not easy.The "hunter" mentioned he actually likes eating black bear but hasn't...
Warming climate leaves fewer walrus to hunt

...hunting grounds as temperatures warm and the ocean ice used by the animals to dive and rest recedes farther north. Village elders also tell biologists the wind is blowing in new directions. In 2013, a late-season icepack clustered around St. Lawrence...
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...


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