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Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...methamphetamine or prescription drugs among tribal members."We're looking at what the benefits are, not only with revenue but with the medical relief we can give to our elders," said Lewis Taylor, chairman of the St. Croix Tribe of Wisconsin.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
State
Writers Weir: Grand Camp (Elizabeth Peratrovich poem)

Elders speak of a time when glaciers rose high and water was life to the landOf prosperous trade and plentiful game, when love was rich...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/writers-weir-grand-camp-elizabeth-peratro
Art
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...take their lives each year. During my six years in this state, I have been edified and encouraged by the efforts of Native elders, mental health professionals, teachers, parents, youths and religious leaders to help those who are most susceptible to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Life on ice at the top of the world

...and others interviewed 26 residents of the North Slope from 1978 to 2013. Seaice scientist Lew Shapiro started talking with elders in the late 1970s when oil company executives became interested in the damage sea ice might inflict upon their structures...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/alaska-science-forum-life-ice-top-wo
Outdoors
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
My Turn: Advancing the Peratrovich legacy

...obvious. Liberty and justice has been and is a work in progress for many Alaskans. The disenfranchised, minority populations, elders, marginalized people, children, homeless, abused and neglected persons and countless others have suffered and endured these...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-13/my-turn-advancing-peratrovich-legacy
Opinion
Alaska premiere of salmon, Pebble film

...Northwest, with his journey culminating in Bristol Bay. Titus learns of and describes the efforts of commercial fishermen, Native elders, business owners, scientists, and Alaskans who are fighting to save the world's largest, most valuable wild salmon fishery...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-premiere-salmon-pebble-film
Outdoors
JSD to fill two principal positions

...education, the highest population of English Language Learners in the district and cultural programs inviting Alaska Native elders and educators into the school.He acknowledged strength in employees from custodial staff to food workers, classified employees...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-18/jsd-fill-two-principal-positions
Local
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

...Alaskan language than Tlingit, or Haida, or Gwich'in," Kreiss-Tomkins said.The bill would also make it easier for Native elders to be language teachers in these charter schools, he said.Another element of the bill is to allow subsistence foods donated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature
Walter Francis Baldwin

...Pipeline. Walter was a professional seal hunter and fisherman. He would hunt deer and seal in southeast Alaska to provide for elders and relatives. He told stories of how he spent summers seal hunting and living off the land in and around Kodiak and other...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173915197

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