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Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...where one plaintiff resides, the precinct turnout was 47.5 percent, according to Fenumiai. Villages with a majority non-Native population in the state's interior had lower-than-average-turnout, she said.Fenumiai referred to a plaintiff's...
Empire Editorial: Weeding out the invasives

...plants are in your area. The Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse hosts a database and mapping application for non-native and invasive plants in Alaska. Visit Avoid planting invasive plants...
Nuchalawoyya celebrated in Tanana

...She returned to the village for good in 1994 after major flooding at the village of Allakaket.Before contact with non-Natives, the gathering at the meeting of the two rivers took place each year as naturally as the eventual breakup of the ice...
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 1

...Schurke's goal was to create a balanced group - six Soviets, six Americans; six women, six men; six Natives, six non-natives.As he tried to find people with the right mix of experience, his path crossed that of Ginna Brelsford, who at the...
Haida author pens first children's book, 'Killer Whale Eyes' on the market, and that this book would help teach Southeast Native culture to young people, both native and non-native."We know Native children do better academically when their culture is integrated into schools - our past studies...
Art history: sculptor reveals ancient beauty of Southeast stones

...and Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson. Though he loved it, he didn't feel comfortable selling pieces in stores as a non-Native carver. Then, while working at Waterfall Resort about 15 years ago, he was introduced to stone carving by a friend...
Opportunity for local youth to connect with elders, place and language

...acknowledges all 18 languages of Alaska, Tlingit language immersion experiences will be a highlight for Alaska Native and non-Native students alike. The intention of the course is to pay tribute to the legacy of the Kwaans of our Southeast region and...
HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...passage an elder stood up and addressed the students that are not born Tlingit. He said that he does not see them as non-Native. He recognized them for standing with us, and pointed out that they know more Tlingit than 95 percent of the Tlingit...
Sitka Tribe awarded $250,000 Kellogg grant

...received by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation."With the goal of closing the academic and opportunity gap between Native and non-Native students, Sitka Tribe of Alaska's 'Wooch.een Yei Jigaxtoonei: Working Together' project will engage Native parents...
When auction house looks to Tlingit art, the sacred goes on sale

...said such a large number of sacred objects are held by non-Native organizations or private collectors that Sealaska's...or because of the general power relationship between non-Native collectors and Alaska Natives - however it happened...
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