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...
An interview with Seth Kantner

...lifelong companions," he wrote."I like ironies," Kanter said while in Juneau. "They grow thick where I'm from. The elders are dying off, and each person that goes is a huge loss to the region and culture, but also a huge loss to the ironic-ness...
Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2 which three white students are wards of the Paimiut Boarding School in the Inuit province of Alaska. A tyrant Yup'ik Elder runs the school, and the goal is assimilation of the whites into Native culture. Oct. 16: "A Wolf Called Romeo," with...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...Alaska Northwest Books, September 2015. This novel tells the story of Old Keb Wisting, a part Norwegian, part Tlingit elder and the last living canoe carver in the village of Jinkaat, who embarks on canoe journey with his grandson. Author Kim Heacox...
Revitalizing language: Poet Holman kicks off Alaska film tour

...the screening at UAS, Tlingit elder David Katzeek commented on the...drawing on the expertise of elders to create written resources...Mentor-Apprentice program, also draw on elders' knowledge to teach young speakers...the most influential of these elders, Tlingit language speaker and...
Alaska Editorial: Learning from the past, looking to the future

...and others."They did it out of respect for the past, and care and concern for the future," said Lindgren of the tribal elders' feeling that scientific study would be beneficial.The decision to make remains available for DNA testing certainly was not...
New Heacox novel celebrates Tlingit canoe culture

...worth of his life, Keb, a revered, quirky, culture-bearing elder, begins carving his last canoe, helped by James and the entire...mother-in-law's rheumatoid arthritis; George and Jessie Dalton, Tlingit elders he met in Hoonah; a "semi-mythical" canoeist who lived...
Wood bison finding home in Alaska

...resident told now-retired Fish and Game biologist Bob Stephenson his mother had stories about bison living near the village. Elders interviewed from 1991 - 2000 in Beaver, Birch Creek, Chalkyitsik, Fort Yukon, Venetie, Minto and Nenana shared stories...
New life for the Thane Ore House

...The third corner will have a weaver showing children how to weave traditional Haida baskets. Perhaps a fourth will feature an elder demonstrating how to harvest and make salve out of the prickly devil's club plant."Our plan is to not only teach our children...
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...


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