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Letter: Totem pole return warrants celebration, not recrimination

...bought a tribal totem pole." Whether he bought it or not, it is well documented that the pole was removed from a village site that had been deserted for decades. Unfortunately, in those early (and very different) times, the taking of Native...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...realities of our changing planet."Kal'unek From Karluk: Kodiak Alutiiq History and the Archaeology of the Karluk One Village Site" by Amy Steffian, Marnie Leist, Sven Haakanson, Jr., Patrick Saltonstall, University of Alaska Press, May 2015...
Haida Heritage Centre begins posting "Haida Word of the Week" on Facebook

...celebrated its grand opening in August of 2008. The Centre is located at Bay Llnagaay or "Sea-Lion Town," an ancient village site, and was designed to resemble the traditional oceanside Haida village that once stood in its place. The center houses...
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations appeared to be contained by Tuesday, but it left behind charred trees and it burned an old smokehouse at the old village site more than a mile away. Everything in the current community itself, however, was spared. Ambrose-Fruehan said she...
Admiralty, from many angles

...the land in such detail, Carstensen and others have been tracing the history of indigenous migrations and ancient village sites. Some of Carstensen's work has been undertaken through a Goldbelt Heritage Foundation project called "Why do we...
Yax te totem begins life anew

...before going to work at the canneries. Kaayistaan Marie Olson, whose mother and grandmother lived at the Auke Rec village site, was in attendance, too.Miller has memories of the 1993 restoration ceremony."I remember when we put it back...
Archaeologists find remains of ancient village

...artifacts were uncovered by archaeologists and students from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, at the ancient village site of Arolik near Quinhagak. The artifacts include household items, jewelry and weapons, KYUK reported.The oldest...
US Forest Service seeks campground host

...with its own picnic table and fire ring. There are water faucets and one accessible vault toilet. The site was once a village site for the Auk Tlingit Natives. It is located 15 miles Northwest of Juneau on Glacier Highway. For more information...
Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

...of TDX Power, which provides power to remote locations."Ultimately, the goal is to deploy the BAT at off-grid village sites that have high (energy) costs," Rein said.Power rates vary from village to village. The cost per kilowatt hour...
Alaska Science Forum: Biologist creates legacy at village goose camp

...and older from the small Cu'pik-speaking village of Chevak. The children each spent a few days at the abandoned village site of Old Chevak helping Ely and other biologists round up flightless birds so the researchers could band them. The scientists...


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