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...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...

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News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102603/boo_winterwalk.shtml
Books
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-06/sen-murkowski-tours-tmhs
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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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Juneau Empire Online Inside Story: Alaska summer reading 7/19/98

Sunday, July 19, 1998 by Velma Wallis illustrated by Jim Grant by Arnold A. Griese, illustrated by Glo Coalson A series of essays about the vast arctic region...

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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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Art
In Stacks

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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120102/boo_stacks.shtml
Books
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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