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Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...of a traditional Tlingit lifestyle - fishing, hunting, basket weaving, carving, food preservation. Her mother, Emma Marks, was originally from Yakutat, and her father, Willie, came from a long line of carvers and fisherman from the Hoonah...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
Art
The beauty of language learning and the myth of letting go

...changes that I have been asked to seek.To support students at UAS for language study, you can donate to the "UAS Emma Marks Fund" and put "spendable + scholarships" in the check memo line, or call (907) 796-6566 to put it on a credit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-09-26/beauty-language-learning-and-myth-letting
Art
New writer laureate bridges cultures, disciplines

...traditional Tlingit culture. Her parents, Willie and Emma Marks, had 16 children and raised them in a traditional subsistence lifestyle near Juneau. Emma Marks (Seigheighei) was a highly regarded beader whose work...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-22/new-writer-laureate-bridges-cultures-disc
Art
Neighbors Briefs

...attend. A six- week series of classes begins on Aug. 19. For more information, call Kamala at 364-3581. Emma Marks' 90th Emma Marks will celebrate her 90th birthday at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 at the ANB Hall. The family asks friends...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081303/nei_briefs.shtml
Neighbors
Thank you

... for helping me celebrate Thank you! Gunalcheesh! You opened your hearts to me so much! Thanks to the cooks, helpers and everybody who came and made my 90th birthday party such a joyous event. Emma Marks Juneau

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091203/nei_thankyou.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Johnny grew up on Douglas Island at a family homesite called Marks Trail, closely supervised by her parents, Willie and Emma Marks, and her grandmother, Eliza Marks. ``We were lucky that we grew up traditionally and spoke the language at home...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010700/Loc_color.shtml
Alaska Native Language Scholarship receives gift from Sealaska

The Emma Marks Endowed Memorial for Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast recently reached endowment level with a $5...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-05-11/alaska-native-language-scholarship-receiv
Art
Gift from Sealaska allows Native language fund at UAS to reach endowed status

A recent gift from the Sealaska Corp. allowed the Emma Marks Endowed Memorial for Alaska Native Languages to reach its endowment level, according to a release from the University of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-05-07/gift-sealaska-allows-native-languag
Neighbors
Art of Place lecture to feature bead artist Sheakley

...artist in today's Art of Place Lecture at the Univeristy of Alaska Southeast. Sheakley, daughter of famed beadworker Emma Marks, will offer a presentation on beading and button-blanket making from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., in the Glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-04-06/art-place-lecture-feature-bead-artist-she
Art
Why should anyone learn Native languages and cultures?

...of her gifted family, such as the carvings her father Willie Marks - Keet Yaanaayi, and the beadwork of her mother Emma Marks - Seigheighei, and her many siblings. Nora is an outstanding poet, and a powerful ceremonial orator. She has worked...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-04/why-should-anyone-learn-native-langua
Opinion

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