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LeConte sailings cancelled through the weekend

LeConte sailings cancelled through the weekendA broken bow thruster on the ferry LeConte will disrupt several hundred northern Southeast residents’ Thanksgivings.

Update: State tells medevac payment program to drop Alaska members

Update: State tells medevac payment program to drop Alaska membersA medevac service popular in Southeast will no longer offer its insurance program in Alaska

Sealaska dividends total close to $12 million

Sealaska dividends total close to $12 millionMost Sealaska shareholders will get a $713 check or direct deposit in about two weeks.

Sealaska CEO lobbies Obama on subsistance, 8(a) contracts

Sealaska CEO lobbies Obama on subsistance, 8(a) contractsA Southeast Native corporation CEO was one of a dozen Native leaders who met with President Obama as part of last week’s White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Spelling bee, math games teach Tlingit

Spelling bee, math games teach TlingitIt’s no secret that fewer and fewer people can fluently speak Alaska Native languages. And while there’s renewed interest, it’s hard to get beyond nouns and verbs.

Educator makes case for Native spirituality

Educator makes case for Native spiritualityMost Northern Native people have had their traditional spirituality squeezed out of them.

Glacier Bay tribal house starts construction soon

Glacier Bay tribal house starts construction soonA tribal house in the former home of Southeast Alaska’s Huna Tlingits will go out to bid this winter.

Fisheries group sets legislative priorities

Fisheries group sets legislative prioritiesA major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka.

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spirituality

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spiritualityTraditional Tlingit culture is filled with spiritual presence and powers that exist within and beyond direct experience. That’s according to University of Alaska Anchorage Anthropology Professor Steve Langdon.

Tlingit clan conference focuses on language

Tlingit clan conference focuses on languageScholars and culture-bearers gather in Juneau this week for a clan conference focusing on Tlingit knowledge and traditions. It runs Wednesday night through Sunday morning at the capital city’s Centennial Hall.