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'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...Hunsaker's informal research for the play has been going on since the 1970s, when he had an opportunity to interview Alaska Native elders about their World War II experiences."Years ago, I worked out on the Aleutians, and I did a whole bunch of interviews...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
Elder shareholders rejoice on their land

Despite thousands of years of history on the land, many Native elders haven't had the chance to set foot on land they could call their own - until recently, when Goldbelt has offered its elder shareholders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/elder-shareholders-rejoice-their-land
Local
More than words

...a big step forward this year passing a bill that made 20 Alaska Native languages official, a move that many Alaska Native elders likely were amazed to see in their lifetime. Cadiente-Nelson said her mother, Irene Cadiente, was punished at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-29/more-words
Local
Benzel ready for Saturday Fools Run

Native elder Martha Benzel, age 91, is looking forward to Saturday's Only Fools Run At MidnightWhile Martha enjoys the costumes it is not...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-20/benzel-ready-saturday-fools-run
Sports
Soboleff Center takes shape

...elder Dr. Walter A. Soboleff, 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. A grand opening is scheduled for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-25/soboleff-center-takes-shape
Local
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...300 miles of shoreline, and killing millions of seabirds, marine mammals, fish and other organisms. An Alaska Native elder referred to the spill as "the day the water died." So much for "not one drop."Twenty-five years later, the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/my-turn-lesson-exxon-valdez-dont-trus
Opinion
They're speaking Alutiiq in Anchorage

...a significant portion of the world's Alutiiq-speaking population, according to the Alutiiq Museum, which is 55 native elder speakers and about a dozen intermediate to advanced speakers.Yakanak took Alutiiq 101 and 102 at Kodiak College by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/theyre-speaking-alutiiq-anchorage
State
Mayor's Award highlights teacher's far-reaching contributions

...Neimeyer started off working with kids in grades 3-5, developing place-based curriculum with input from Alaska Native elders such as Austin Hammond and Nora Dauenhauer. Soon after, she was hooked."I think she got bitten then, by students...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-20/mayors-award-highlights-teachers-far-reac
Art
Kudos to Kerttula

...incredible public servant. I'm going to miss her. Heck, we're all going to miss her. I wish her the very best."Native Elder Harvey Martin: "Beth was never focused on one group of people. She considered all cultures and ethnic groups in her...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-02/kudos-kerttula
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Nov. 14 should be known as Walter Soboleff Day

...legislation last week that would further cement the late Native elder's place in history by commemorating the day he was...honored.Soboleff was more than a community leader, Native elder, statesman and a spiritual guide; he represented an...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-17/empire-editorial-nov-14-should-be-kno
Opinion

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