Close to 500 community members gathered Monday to celebrate the raising of new Eagle and Raven totem poles at Gajaa Hit.
A judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.
"It was suspect in some cases how the artifacts actually ended up in private hands, so to return them to the rightful owner was the right thing to do," says Carol Laumen.
The goal, ultimately, is to increase the number of Native tenured faculty at colleges and universities.
Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage yesterday about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted.
"We can utilize our programs with the state’s programs to deliver better services to our communities and our people," says Richard Peterson.
Dick Dauenhauer was teaching folklore at Alaska Methodist University in the early 1970s when he met student Nora Marks.
The two totem poles that stood for 36 years in Juneau’s old Indian Village have been hauled off.
Tlingit expert, linguist and award winning writer Richard Dauenhauer passed away Tuesday morning at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
New Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says investing locally is part of the regional Native corporation’s strategy for reversing recent losses.