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Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72Tlingit expert, linguist and award winning writer Richard Dauenhauer passed away Tuesday morning at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Sealaska planning significant investments in Southeast

Sealaska planning significant investments in SoutheastNew Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says investing locally is part of the regional Native corporation’s strategy for reversing recent losses.

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projectsA dam failure at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some tribal governments strongly support development.

Kooch’eit’aa: Teaching the Tlingit language through basketball

Kooch’eit’aa: Teaching the Tlingit language through basketballEarlier this year, Alaska became the second state after Hawaii to recognize indigenous languages as official state languages

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural status

Saxman files lawsuit over nonrural statusThe Organized Village of Saxman filed a lawsuit July 25 in federal court over the Federal Subsistence Board’s 2007 decision to designate the Tlingit Native village as non-rural.

New Eagle and Raven totem poles to rise this month

New Eagle and Raven totem poles to rise this monthHaida carving brothers Joe and T.J. Young began carving the totem poles with axes and chainsaws last year. Friday, they were working with small hand tools.

Dr. Walter Soboleff Day bill signed into law

Dr. Walter Soboleff Day bill signed into lawAbout 100 of the late Tlingit elder’s family and friends gathered at Juneau’s Marine Park for the bill signing ceremony on Wednesday

Inaugural Beringia Arctic Games brings indigenous people together in Russia

Inaugural Beringia Arctic Games brings indigenous people together in RussiaNative people from Arctic nations joined Russia’s Chukchi and Inuit peoples for the first ever Beringia Arctic Games.

Alaska Native artist weaves heritage into modern fashion

Alaska Native artist weaves heritage into modern fashionIt has long been forbidden for men to weave in the Chilkat tradition, but Tlingit artist Ricky Tagaban is an exception.

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from Congress

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from CongressA bill allowing traditional gull-egg harvests in Glacier Bay is on its way to the president’s desk.