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My Turn: In memoriam Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

...Dauenhauer was one of the great scholars of Native American literature - a subject whose...born in Syracuse, New York, with no Native American connections, but was drawn to...language, and the huge and varied world of Native American oral literature suddenly opened...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-10/memoriam-richard-dauenhauer-1942-2014
Opinion
What's in Bloom: Turtlehead

Turtlehead, Chelone oblique, is native to wet, marshy areas of south-central North America which is probably why it thrives in our soggy part of the planet. One of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/whats-bloom-turtlehead
Outdoors
SHI to sponsor lecture on climate change

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a noon lecture this month on climate change and its impact on Native cultures, according to a release this week from the institute. Lecturer Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria, a Ph.D. candidate...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/shi-sponsor-lecture-climate-change
Outdoors
SHI to sponsor lecture on climate change

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a noon lecture this month on climate change and its impact on Native cultures. Lecturer Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oxford, will discuss how climate...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/shi-sponsor-lecture-climate-change
Art
Fall Arts Preview

...understand before writing about Alaska Native peoples, histories, cultures, and...Twitchell (Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at UAS), and Kolene James (coordinator of the Native and Rural Student Center at UAS) will...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/fall-arts-preview
Art
Letter to the Editor: A 'warrior' doesn't dodge his opponent's challenge

...Sullivan keep declining invitations to debate Senator Mark Begich? First he was unable to attend a forum hosted by the Alaska Native Brotherhood in Juneau. Now he is "too busy travelling" to attend the decades-old traditional fishery debate in Kodiak...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-12/letter-editor-warrior-doesnt-dodge-hi
Letters
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...out."The Tongass Advisory Committee includes representatives from regional and national conservation organizations, Alaska Native corporations, the timber industry, and local, state and federal governments. By March 2015, the group will recommend to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club

...selling furs. He even tried whaling with Native crews in the spring of 1910."A full-grown...Barrow, but no whale was killed." Local Natives on and near Flaxman Island and some white...table."Leffingwell shared the local Natives' preference for fur clothes over wool...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/ernest-leffingwell-scientist-fan-clu
Outdoors
MaryAnn Flake

MaryAnn flake past away Sept 5 2014 in Alaska native medical Center with her family by her side. She is survived...and was always there to help someone out. She loved beading native art. Every Saturday she attended Aunties house beading class...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172423463
What's in Bloom: Douglas' spiraea

Spiraea douglasii, commonly known as Douglas's spiraea or Hardhack, is a Northwest Coast native shrub that is found growing in moist areas from the mountains of Northern California to Alaska. It blooms with fuzzy, pink...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/whats-bloom-douglas-spiraea
Outdoors

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