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Varnell to lead carving course in Ketchikan

...course in Ketchikan from Feb. 19 through March 4, at the Totem Heritage Center.Varnell will guide students in creating a traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial dance rattle. Rattles were used by chiefs in dance ceremonies, and the different sounds and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/varnell-lead-carving-course-ketchikan
Art
SHI launches program to teach literacy skills through the arts

...release."We are using the arts and traditional knowledge to draw students into activities...theatrical productions and scripts based on traditional knowledge and share what they produced...Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/shi-launches-program-teach-literacy-skill
Art
A big night in the arts

...cross-cultural venue where visitors can find out more about the indigenous peoples of Southeast Alaska. It will include a traditional clan house, a gift shop, art gallery, a living history center, office space, and a collections space housing the largest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
Electrifying eco-tourism

...soon as the funding is in place.In order to provide more affordable tours, especially in the months just before and after traditional tourism season, Varness has looked to Kickstarter for funding as well."If I fund it through Kickstarter, I can run the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

...responsible for developing protocol for the traditional knowledge interviews. They asked about...questions.The interviews revealed traditional knowledge.Interviewees were asked...being transferred to a GIS database. Traditional knowledge will be shown on regional...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...night, saying he sees the fiscal situation not as a crisis but as an opportunity to make impactful changes and challenge traditional ways of operating."Now is not the time to sound the alarm, my fellow Alaskans. Now is the time to pull together, to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/alaska-gov-bill-walker-delivers-1st-sta
State
Lack of snow could change location of Iditarod race start

...the decision was made to use the traditional route, Nordman said.The Iditarod...pressure from locations along the traditional route to keep it, Nordman said. Cities and businesses along the traditional route want organizers to stick to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-21/lack-snow-could-change-location-iditar
Sports
Animated film explores bowhead whales

...subarctic and arctic waters. It also describes ongoing tagging and aerial observation programs and the extensive body of traditional knowledge of indigenous whaling peoples. It is created entirely from original artwork, computer animation and recorded...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/animated-film-explores-bowhead-wh
CCWFeatures
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...of what age inhabit the forest, but also on changes to the market."Your question is right if we're talking about a traditional capital market," Mater responded to a one query, explaining: "There's a whole realm of mission-related investment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...price projections hold and the state is disciplined in its spending, he believes Alaska can get by without discussing "more traditional revenue options." He did not elaborate on what those might be. Alaskans do not pay personal incomes taxes, and there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
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