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2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute

Juneau-based nonprofit Sealaska Heritage Institute has been formally honored for its contributions to the arts in Alaska with a 2015 Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.
Hope releases his first book of poetry

...gathered and transcribed by Richard and Nora Dauenhauer. The book is due to be released next year by SHI and the University of Washington Press.The Dauenhauers, widely regarded as preeminent scholars of Tlingit literature, have been very influential...
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer sits at the dining room table in her Douglas home, a stack of books and a cup of tea in front of her.
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend.
Author to give presentation at State Library Monday of "In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909." The book, published by University of Washington Press, gathers 27 narratives written by early adventurers to Alaska, beginning with John Muir, and includes a...
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Place names book wins library association award

...Grandparents' Names on the Land," which was published by Sealaska Heritage Institute last year with the University of Washington Press.The award honors outstanding works that make a significant contribution to the understanding of Alaska...
Alaska books roundup 2013

This Alaska books roundup, the Empire's fourth annual, highlights books written by or focusing on Alaska and Alaskans. It is limited to books published in the past year, and is not intended to be exhaustive.
A long way from home

After surviving a 1792 attack by a Tlingit war party in Prince William Sound, future Governor of Russian Alaska Alexander Baranov described the Tlingit warriors as wearing "thick helmets with figures of monsters on them.
Exploring our own backyard

Two recently published books with a Southeast focus make a good case for taking on the role of tourists on our own turf - and for remembering to peruse the travel guide section of our local bookstores.
Manicure is key to story of city's founding

Here is my nomination for the most beautiful manicurist in town.


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