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Odds of infant death higher in villages

...hometown did not significantly affect survival rates for non-Native infants, the research found.The precise causes of the disparity in urban and rural and Alaska Native and non-Native death rates is unclear."It could be any number of...
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...
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...
Behind the camera

...Kayamori's "outsider" status as a non-white, non-Native member of the community allowed him to sidestep the...certainly a number of other historical photographs taken by non-Native, usually Caucasian photographers during this period...
Alaska Editorial: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...heart of all parents, and is a fundamental - and frequently contested - legal issue in all communities, Native and non-Native alike. According to the state Attorney General's office, their interpretation of the decision is that state courts...
Students dig into Tlingit culture is to shape young leaders to learn more about their culture, more about their history, and for some that are non-Native, just to give them a taste of the culture in which they live within and live around," said Jeffrey Isturis, a student...
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...
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...


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