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The Tlingit song composers were part of her early childhood. The daughter of a fisherman, Dauenhauer grew up in the 1930s and '40s in Juneau and Hoonah, and on the waters of Icy Strait and Glacier Bay. She spoke only Tlingit until she was 8 years old.
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...University of Alaska Southeast professor and author of "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir," published by the University of Arizona Press, which was an American Book Award Winner in 2007.
Juneau linguist publishes collection of new writing

The poetry of e.e. cummings and Gary Snyder and the songs of Lxook and Shkik were woven together in the education of Nora Marks Dauenhauer.
Juneau scholar, poet wins award from First Peoples fund

One day, subway riders in New York City, looking up from their tabloids and reading the ads that run above the cars' windows, saw this poem: "Granddaughters dancing,/ blossoms / swaying in the wind."
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...Winners in 2001 included Nora Marks Dauenhauer of Juneau for "For Life Woven with Song," published by the University of Arizona Press. The awards are sponsored by the Alaska Native Knowledge Network and other organizations. Nominations should...
Five honored at HAIL awards

Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature (HAIL) awards, which honors indigenous educators from across Alaska, were presented by Andy Hope on Tuesday night at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.


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