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My Turn: It's your state, Alaskans. Protect it.

...witnessing people from all over the world come together as friends to fish for salmon in Alaska. People speaking different languages, sharing stories, smiling, laughing and coming together as a community. To rephrase a quote I saw written on a tree stump...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-its-your-state-alaskans-prote
Opinion
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...just here in the tribe - but across the board in our political structures," he said.Peterson said recognizing indigenous languages and honoring Walter Soboleff are small but important steps toward future legislation."The next step is to make sure there...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
Richard Dauenhauer

...lifelong learner, earning degrees in Slavic languages, Russian, and Comparative Literature...genuine concern for survival of Tlingit language gave impetus to establishing the Tlingit Language Program at University of AK Southeast...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172242777
Avian rescue at the Empire

...and, screeching - one can only assume he was yelling "get your hands off me!" Would crows swear if they spoke our human languages?Luckily, he wasn't in distress by my hands for too long, because I released him on the balcony and he immediately flew...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2014-08-22/avian-rescue-empi
Arts institute aims to activate young brains

...professional musician based in Seattle and a Tlingit originally from Sitka, led with hand-drum rhythms and singing in the Tlingit language. Then, he challenged the students to sing on their own as he drummed."Do your best, and forget the rest," he advised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/arts-institute-aims-activate-young-brai
State
Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

...of Alaska Native Languages. Dauenhauer also...benefits to the language, culture and the...survival of the Tlingit language.UAS Chancellor...school's Alaska Native Languages and Culture program...treatment of Native languages and culture in academia...and many Tlingit language and culture-bearers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/poet-translator-richard-dauenhauer-dies
Local
My Turn: BLM is right to award Redoubt Falls to Sitka Tribe

...Stop fighting us. You are scratching old wounds. The namesake of Sheldon Jackson College came to Alaska to stamp out Native languages and cultures, and the pain of those times lives on in our people today. We respectfully ask the trustees to cease their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-20/blm-right-award-redoubt-falls-sitka-t
Opinion
Sheldon Jackson College land is rightfully ours; give it back

...Stop fighting us. You are scratching old wounds. The namesake of Sheldon Jackson College came to Alaska to stamp out Native languages and cultures, and the pain of those times lives on in our people today. We respectfully ask the trustees to cease their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/sheldon-jackson-college-land-rightfully
Local
Basketball camp teaches Tlingit language

...elders speak the language."Languages carry the ideas...revitalize those languages. The institute decided to make language preservation its...group of Hawaii language preservationists...Worl. Indigenous languages were officially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/basketball-camp-teaches-tlingit-languag
State
Arts calendar

...m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture.Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library.Karaoke Night at McGivney's, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., McGiveny's Sports...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/arts-calendar
Art

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