Until recently, no one knew that Tlingits from Southeast Alaska also served as code talkers.
Anthropologist and Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl spoke Monday as part of SHI’s Native American History Month Lecture Series.
It’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.
Tribal leaders from Alaska and the rest of the country had a chance this week talk with the highest powers in the federal government.
The University of Alaska Southeast will be hosting the Native Olympics this Saturday at the UAS Recreation Center.
Carlton Smith got into ventriloquism fifty years ago as a ten-year-old boy living in Haines. When Smith was bedridden with hepatitis for four months, his father bought him his first puppet from a Sears-Roebuck catalog – a red-headed figure wearing a green suit named Jerry.
Most Northern Native people have had their traditional spirituality squeezed out of them.
A tribal house in the former home of Southeast Alaska’s Huna Tlingits will go out to bid this winter.
Traditional 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.