web-posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a free workshop for educators on the connection between math and formline design.
web-posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015
In October, Capital City Weekly's Mary Catharine Martin reported on an impressive region-wide effort to document and understand the effects of environmental change across Southeast Alaska. This study is facilitated by the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory and Sitka Conservation Society in collaboration with the rural communities of Hoonah, Yakutat, Angoon, Kake, Klawock and Kasaan. The multi-faceted project combines social and ecological research to study the impact of environmental change on coastal subsistence practices.
web-posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The full name of last week's Tlingit Clan Conference, inspired by original organizer Andy Hope III, is "Sharing Our Knowledge: For those who come after us" ("Wooshteen Kanaxtulaneegí Haa At Wuskóowu: Haa eetí káa yis"), a phrase that points to the dynamic exchange that powers this three day event.
web-posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Salmon streams, herring hotspots, and points, islands and settlements around Southeast Alaska have carried Tlingit names for thousands of years. For dozens of recent ones, a team of culture-bearers and academics have worked both to remember and restore them.
web-posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015
As of Saturday, Oct. 17, Wings of Alaska is operating under new ownership.
web-posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The annual conference of the Alaska Federation of Natives took place last week in Anchorage.
web-posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Climate change is already affecting the way Southeast Alaska's Native communities harvest and gather traditional foods, according to a recent Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station study.
web-posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015
This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of Odd Man Rush Brewing Company in Eagle River. Icy Strait Brewing Company in Hoonah, in Southeast Alaska, officially started pouring beer on August 15. Icy Strait is Alaska’s 25th licensed brewing operation.
web-posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Kim Heacox' newest book, "Jimmy Bluefeather," follows a 95-year-old Tlingit-Norwegian-Filipino-Portuguese man named Keb Wisting and his injured grandson James on a quest to return to their ancestral homeland of Crystal Bay.
web-posted Wednesday, September 9, 2015
More than 100 years ago, oral tradition goes, several Tlingit leaders in Juneau were having a recurring dream. In it, a short man with a white beard told them they should become Christian.
web-posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A sailboat crushed by a breaching whale outside Hoonah, a downed plane in Tracy Arm, a boat run aground in Lituya Bay, and a person that just wants to get to Tenakee Springs: all have John Melino in common.