Angoon
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"I have a case in the US Supreme Court I've been working on for the past 10 to 13 years. It has to do with getting our (Nelson family) Native allotment (160 acres apiece) from Angoon. I just sent my last documents to the Supreme Court this last Sunday. I did it without an attorney. The secretaries at the 9th Circuit Court and Supreme Court of Appeals helped me with how to fill out documents."
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor 10 free formline design workshops in 10 communities in June, beginning with a June 4-5 workshop in Haines, led by Wayne Price. The workshops, offered through SHI's Jineit Art Academy, are designed to help artists at all levels to learn and enhance their formline, a term that describes the complex designs that are the underlying components of Northwest Coast art. Another goal is to increase the number of Native artists and art instructors qualified to teach Northwest Coast art in public schools.
web-posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
T he impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can't be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region's scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of well-known Southeast Alaskans offered such an opportunity Saturday during an eight-hour catamaran trip to Admiralty Island, organized by KJ Metcalf and the nonprofit group Friends of Admiralty Island. Among them were Sitka whale biologist Jan Straley, Sitka writer John Straley, naturalist and author Richard Carstensen, naturalist and author Bob Armstrong, marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne, and Tlingit culture bearer Ben Coronell of the Yanyeidi (wolf) clan of the Taku River region. Joining this prestigious group from outside the boat's windows were the island's "charismatic megafauna" -- humpback whales and brown bears (the former in abundance).
web-posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
As a kid growing up, I was taught to treat others the way you want to be treated and respect our elders. So being by my grandparents most of my life, they had showed love and respect to the family. I knew then I wanted to be like them. My grandparents enjoyed the outdoors. They would go hunting, fishing, and picnicking as a family. My grandpa showed me what hard work was. He told me when you work hard for your money, it'll be the greatest feeling you will ever get, so go look for odd jobs and earn your first dollar. I did my first odd job by cleaning around my other grandma's house. It took around two hours to finish the job. She gave me $25. She said thanks for helping us out. I went back to my grandpa and showed him my hard earned money. He asked me, "So how does it feel to work hard for your money?" I said it felt good especially helping others when they need it. He said, "That's good. That is what being a Duncan is about. I'm proud of you."
web-posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
As a kid growing up, I was taught to treat others the way you want to be treated and respect our elders. So being by my grandparents most of my life, they had showed love and respect to the family. I knew then I wanted to be like them. My grandparents enjoyed the outdoors. They would go hunting, fishing, and picnicking as a family. My grandpa showed me what hard work was. He told me when you work hard for your money, it'll be the greatest feeling you will ever get, so go look for odd jobs and earn your first dollar. I did my first odd job by cleaning around my other grandma's house. It took around two hours to finish the job. She gave me $25. She said thanks for helping us out. I went back to my grandpa and showed him my hard earned money. He asked me, "So how does it feel to work hard for your money?" I said it felt good especially helping others when they need it. He said, "That's good. That is what being a Duncan is about. I'm proud of you."
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
To the many speakers and attendees at its May 15 opening ceremonies, the Walter Soboleff Building is a work of art, a home for culture, and a powerful symbol of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people's perseverance and strength. It's also a fitting tribute to Dr. Walter Soboleff, an ordained Presbyterian minister who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102, inspired many in Southeast Alaska with his Sunday morning radio broadcasts, and worked to cultivate Alaska Native pride at a time it was much needed.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Sealaska Heritage Institute will kick off a Grand Opening Ceremony for the Walter Soboleff Building at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15 in front of the building on Seward St. with a formal ceremony, which will be followed by a canoe welcome, then a traditional ceremony, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The Sealaska parking lot will be set aside for spectators, and the event will be broadcast live on 360North and on sealaskaheritage.org.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
ANCHORAGE - Three Southeast Alaska teachers are among the 32 Alaska teachers honored this year as a BP Teacher of Excellence. The Southeast Alaska teachers are from the communities of Cordova, Sitka and Angoon.
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Auk Kwaan tribal leader Rosa Miller began breaking glass ceilings young.
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute's annual Latseen Leadership Academy program.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Festival season is upon us in Southeast Alaska. This weekend, Skagwegians will welcome hundreds to their community for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, marking winter's end with a distinctive celebration of snow. Next weekend, Ketchikan will celebrate a harbinger of spring - the Rufous hummingbird - with the start of its month-long Alaska Hummingbird Festival. And the week after that, beginning April 6, it's the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau - the official kick-off to warmer weather for many. From there, a different festival will be taking place somewhere in Southeast nearly every weekend through September. The CCW will be putting out its annual Fun & Festival Guide next month, but to help readers keep track of what's happening on a weekly basis, we've introduced a Southeast Spotlight box on page 2, highlighting a major event or festival in a Southeast community for the coming week. This spotlight will supplement our What's Happening listings on page 3.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will be in Angoon on March 12 to provide free vision screening to elementary school children in cooperation with the school district and public health nurse. Lions use a state-of-the-art vision screener called a PlusOptix that takes a picture of the child's eye. t only takes a couple seconds to get a reading.


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