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In honor of Velma Wallis' upcoming program, "Writing Your...autobiographies! "Raising Ourselves," by Velma Wallis. Wallis writes humorously and sympathetically...Come to the downtown library to hear Velma Wallis talk about memoir writing and her latest...
Replacing silence with truth

Velma Wallis, the author of the popular Alaska Native books "Two Old Women" and "Bird Girl," received news that her brother Barry was...
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Author Wallis discusses her life and writing

Writers visit some frightening places. Sometimes the scariest places are in a writer's own life. Velma Wallis, author of "Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River," delved into the darkness in her past...
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Athabaskan storyteller, author of 'Two Old Women' dies at 78

...her home through her daughter, Velma Wallis, who retold some of Mae's and friends at her bedside. Velma Wallis, one of six daughters and eight...alcoholism or through her illnesses," Velma Wallis said. Daughter Clara Rauner said...
Around Town

...Employees workshop, 6-9 p.m., 612 W. Willoughby Ave. Details: 463-3662, ext. 25. Writing Your Own Story with Velma Wallis, 7 p.m., Downtown Library. Adult Bead Circle, 7-9 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby. Details: 463-3220...
Will to live triumphs in detailed Inupiaq tale

...this trio's suffering, endurance and ultimate survival in Alaska in 1892 is not unlike that in "Two Old Women" by Velma Wallis, in the gripping children's novel "Death Walk" by Walt Morey and in "The Long Walk" by Slavomir Rawicz. (If...
Sen. Murkowski tours TMHS

...Murkowski also presented a copy of the book "Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival" by Velma Wallis, as well as a United States flag she said had been flown briefly over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C...
Best Bets: This weekend's diet: tangos, bluegrass

...begins Women's History Month at the University of Alaska Southeast. Some early week highlights include a talk by Velma Wallis, who wrote a memoir every Alaska student should read, "Raising Ourselves," about growing up in Fort Yukon, a small...
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What's happening

...Center. For children ages 7-12, younger children welcome with adult supervision. Details: 789-0097. Lecture by Velma Wallis, author of "Two Old Women" and "Raising Ourselves," 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at University of Alaska...
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Alaska on the page, 2012

...non-Natives."Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival - 20th Anniversary Edition," by Velma Wallis; Epicenter Press. Based on an Athabascan legend, this classic story centers on two elderly women abandoned by a migrating...


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