Bethel woman to compete for Miss Indian World

...of who we are as indigenous people."Each contestant will compete in five areas: public speaking, personal interview, traditional presentation, dance and essay.Her talent is skin sewing, and she will have three minutes to tell judges about its cultural...
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership change the signatory authority.The tribe's constitution, established in 1997, calls for a periodic election of a traditional council to serve as the governing body, with the first chief serving as the presiding officer.The other group claiming...
SHI seeking teachers, artists for Jineit Art Academy

...diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.
Alaska House names 20 Native languages "official" for state

...representative, Alaska Native Sam Kito III, rose in support of the measure during the floor session."The ability to speak a traditional or Native language is tied to the ability to sense a strong cultural tie to the people who speak those languages," the...
State | AK legislature
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

JUNEAU - Surrounded by a cheering crowd, some wearing Alaska Native traditional clothing, the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday moved a bill symbolically adding 20 native languages to the list of official...
State | AK legislature
Herring Rock marks traditional harvest

...sac roe herring fishery, attention is shifting back to the traditional importance of the Sitka Sound herring spawn: herring eggs...left."After the sac roe herring harvest is over, the traditional subsistence harvest of eggs on hemlock branches begins...
Folk Fest profile: The Hopkins Family Band

...sets centered on his musical passion: traditional Irish music.This year, the couple...The Hopkins family will be performing traditional Irish music, a genre they have all...Both Emma and Erik said they listen to traditional Irish tunes on their own, much to the...
Local | Art
Guest artists to play AFF main stage, dances

...Danny Devillier on drums. Their mix of traditional Cajun tunes and original contemporary...bringing an exciting twist to the traditional Cajun sound.Bonsoir, Catin will perform...The Brothers perform a broad range of traditional tunes and a handful of originals based...
World's largest Native American cultural event to take place in Albuquerque April 24-26 three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more...knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation, and dance. The Gathering of Nations will...
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...started talking about Senate Bill 209, which aims to prohibit smoking inside public places. Instead of testifying in the traditional way with complaints from a business owner, she decided to make a video directed to Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna...
State | AK legislature


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