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Drawing on tradition to teach her own tongue

At an age when most people begin to pace themselves, Tlingit language teacher Florence Sheakley has just found her stride. Sheakley, 59, is the first fluent Tlingit speaker to complete official certification to teach her...
Getting a Tlingit language lesson toward them. Douglas, Kitty Eddy and elder Florence Sheakley are teaching a class of 17 kindergartners and first-graders...for a potlatch at the Alaska State Museum. Elder Florence Sheakley is in the background. MICHAEL PENN / THE JUNEAU...
Living our languages and loving one another

...mind when I think of these things, and it leads me to repeat what many of them have told me, like David Katzeek, Florence Sheakley, Nora Dauenhauer, Ruth Demmert, Mary Anderson, John Martin, Selina Everson, and many more. There are some...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...themselves, Tlingit language teacher Florence Sheakley has just found her stride...themselves, Tlingit language teacher Florence Sheakley has just found her stride...themselves, Tlingit language teacher Florence Sheakley has just found her stride...
Ch'a tlakw khudzitee, haa leelk'u has

...adi), Ethel Makinen (L'uknaxh.adi), Carolyn Martin (Wooshkeetaan), John Martin (T'akhdeintaan), Florence Sheakley (Lukaaxh.adi), and Fred White (Shangukeidi).These are fluent speakers who have recently participated in...
Tlingit student plans to carry on culture

...language for about six years at the university, where he is also a teaching assistant to language teacher and elder Florence Sheakley. "I'm 6 years old," Chester said with a laugh as he described his ability to speak Tlingit, a hard language...
Chilton to lead today's Art of Place lecture

...English. She hopes to make the series an annual event. The next lecture, scheduled for April 7, will feature Florence Sheakley, who will speak about on beading and button blankets. The final lecture, on April 21, will be led by Helen Watkins...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Leonard John, Emma Olsen, Randy Wanamaker, Frank White Sr., Rondal John Jr., Gregory Brown, Walter John, Florence Sheakley, Michele Metz, Jackie Daily. We will always remember this beautiful gesture from all of you. Emma and Oscar Olsen...
UAS' Art of Place series continues with silver carver Ed Kunz

...the Egan Building at UAS. Artists featured later in the series are: Doug Chilton, March 24, on wood carving; Florence Sheakley, April 7, on beading and button blankets; and Helen Watkins, April 21, on gathering and preserving local food...
Neighbors Digest

...Native foods, carvings and crafts. Donations to the event are being accepted. For more information, contact Florence Sheakley at 463-5627. Living Gift Market Northern Light Church's "Living Gift Market" will be from 10 to 11 a.m...


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