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Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...newest representative, Alaska Native Sam Kito III, rose in support...ability to speak a traditional or Native language is tied to the ability...efforts to recognize Alaskan Natives.On Saturday, the Senate...102, was the first Alaska Native Presbyterian minister and a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-house-names-20-native-languages-
State | AK legislature
Kansas church plans Alaska Native center protest

ANCHORAGE - A Topeka, Kan., church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.The Westboro Baptist Church says in an online flyer published Sunday that it plans to send protesters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kansas-church-plans-alaska-native-cente
State
SHI seeking teachers, artists for Jineit Art Academy

Sealaska Heritage Institute is seeking K-12 teachers and Native artists from seven communities to participate in the institute's...apply for the credits through UAS and pay their fee).For Native artists, this program will help individuals who are teaching...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/shi-seeking-teachers-artists-jin%C3%A9it-
Art
Expert: Westboro Baptist protesters unlikely to show

...institutions, despite their announcements to do so.The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka has announced plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center and ChangePoint, a nondenominational church, both in Anchorage on June 1.Southern Poverty Law Center senior...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/expert-westboro-baptist-protesters-unli
State
Alaska Center for the Book seeks award nominations

...literacy throughout Alaska through the spoken and written word. Alaska Center for the Book participates in Reading Rendezvous, Letters About Literature, Alaska Native Heritage Month, the National Book Festival and other events and programs.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/alaska-center-book-seeks-award-nomination
Art
Speaker criticizes treatment of Natives

...government to treat Alaska Natives under the same civil...legislation as other Native Americans.Alaska...excluding Alaska Natives from federal legislation that protects Native Americans in other...requires that Alaska Natives be treated differently than Lower 48 Native Americans."They're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-13/speaker-criticizes-treatment-natives
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: AG should answer to voters, not governor

...gubernatorial bids, characterized gays as "immoral" and "degenerate," and also denounced subsistence priority for Alaska Natives. Ross' appointment came as Palin battled Juneau Democrats over replacing Sen. Kim Elton. One Palin nominee after another...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/empire-editorial-ag-should-answer-vot
Opinion
Outstanding Service Award to John Hawkins

...Children's Advocacy Center awarded John Hawkins, the first Native Forensic Interviewer of children for southeast Alaska, the...Children's Services investigation meetings on American/Alaskan Native families as a Tribal representative. Is he also a student at...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-13/outstanding-service-award-john-hawk
Neighbors
World's largest Native American cultural event to take place in Albuquerque April 24-26

...The world's largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will begin...Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the North America...include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/worlds-largest-native-american-cultural-e
Art
Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...transitions to winter each year, legislators want Alaskans to remember a Tlingit Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/dr-walter-soboleff-day-passes-house
State | Local | AK legislature

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