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SHI staff begin moving in to Soboleff Center

...The Soboleff Center, named in honor of highly-regarded Tlingit elder Dr. Walter A. Soboleff, will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center and headquarters for Sealaska Heritage Institute, a regional Native nonprofit established...
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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...found lakes buried by snow on Greenland and an "aquifer" of free water beneath the ice lining the southeast and northwest coasts. All that water may be ripening Greenland for extreme melting.Some changes in the Arctic, such as Greenland ice...
2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute

...The center will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center, and...creation and appreciation of Northwest Coast art. It will also serve as a...Fairbanks. Jonaitis, an expert on Northwest Coast Native art, has worked closely...
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...environmental groups sued Monday to throw out a federal agency rule that concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects...
Public Market opens Friday

...Centennial Hall for all three days is $7 and admission to the JACC is free.New vendors this year include well-known Northwest Coast carver Steve Brown, who will be selling engraved antique pocket watches and silver jewelry in the JACC; three vendors...
Finding a balance

...from a tattoo concept he'd created for a friend. The piece was influenced by traditional formline designs of the Northwest Coast, an element that can also be glimpsed in some of his paintings. Lucas said he really appreciates Alaska Native artwork...
Community invited to Gajaa Hit pole raising easy key to the pole's significance. A bear on one pole may be very different from a bear on another, writes Northwest Coast scholar Aldona Jonaitis in "Discovering totem Poles," as each one would be associated with a distinct clan history...
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Photos: Work of art

Haines artist Rob Goldberg masks a glass panel with a formline design by Northwest Coast art expert Steve Brown at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday. Goldberg is sandblasting Brown's designs into 36 panels to be used in the building's outside canopy.
Theatre in the Rough opens 'The Winter's Tale' of New Zealand. And in another, a mask worn by Perdita opens to reveal a second layer, a concept inspired by Northwest Coast Native transformation masks."That's a big part of why we delayed (producing this play) for so long, so we...
Stolen totem pole comes home

...Langdon noted that from Spanish explorers to apparently more-modern authors, western-educated people often viewed Northwest Coast art and totem poles as "grotesque" or "ugly."Mank, et al, continue: "Lionel his brother was concerned...


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