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SHI prepares for grand opening of Soboleff Center

...30,000-square-foot building was designed by Juneau firm MRV Architects in conjunction with SHI and a panel of Native elders, and was built by Dawson Construction.The Soboleff Center will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-06/shi-prepares-grand-opening-soboleff-cente
Art
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...Juneau's Mendenhall Valley, said his mother once received what she considered to be a great compliment from an Alaska Native elder who attended a show of her work in Anchorage. After carefully looking at some of her paintings of life in Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/rie-munoz-alaska-more-true-real
Art
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...the same way that the blessings will come down for the people in need when this legislation is passed," said Alaska Native elder and leader David Katzeek at the rally. "Who can stop the rain in Juneau? So it will come upon us even if we don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
"Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)" wins British Academy Award for Best Debut Game

...company in the U.S., who partnered with game publisher E-Line Media. The collaboration involved input from Alaska Native Elders, artists, storytellers and youth.According to a previous Empire interview conducted by Richard Radford, the story...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-13
Local | Art
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...

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

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature
SHI staff begin moving in to Soboleff Center

...000-square-foot cedar building was designed by Juneau firm MRV Architects in conjunction with SHI and a panel of Native elders. It is being built by Dawson Construction and is projected to cost $20 million.Earlier this week, SHI was honored...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-21/shi-staff-begin-moving-soboleff-center
Local | Art
Questioned school district curriculum to be replaced

...Superintendent Mark Miller announced that four questioned texts will be removed from classrooms.Flanked by three Native Elders who had attended boarding schools in their younger years, Miller made the announcement during a press conference at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/questioned-school-district-curriculum-b
Local
Cultural appropriation and education: making the right decisions

...terribly we suffered when no one wanted our language). She then shared a story that is common among fluent Alaska Native elders: incredible violence and abuse at the hands of someone in total power.I have heard about children lifted by their...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-27/cultural-appropriation-and-education-maki
Art

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