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Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth Conference

Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth ConferenceWhen it came time for the keynote speeches, 17-year-old Devlin Anderstrom from Yakutat gave one to remember.

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmaker

Archives at the Walter Soboleff building to be named after Native rights attorney, lawmakerThe archives facility at the Walter Soboleff building will be named after William L. Paul Sr.

Amid modern building construction, Tlingit carver keeps traditional method alive

Amid modern building construction, Tlingit carver keeps traditional method aliveWayne Price has been texturing hundreds of board feet of red cedar using just one tool – an adze

Gajaa Hit totem raising draws close to 500 spectators

Gajaa Hit totem raising draws close to 500 spectatorsClose to 500 community members gathered Monday to celebrate the raising of new Eagle and Raven totem poles at Gajaa Hit.

Bethel residents react to Alaska voting rights ruling

Bethel residents react to Alaska voting rights rulingA judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.

Foundation swoops in to save sacred Alaskan artifacts at auction

Foundation swoops in to save sacred Alaskan artifacts at auction"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.

New project seeks to boost number of Alaska Natives in STEM fields

The goal, ultimately, is to increase the number of Native tenured faculty at colleges and universities.

Attorney: Yup’ik fishermen wrongfully convicted

Attorney: Yup’ik fishermen wrongfully convictedAttorneys 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.

Tlingit-Haida and State sign agreement to improve relationship

Tlingit-Haida and State sign agreement to improve relationship"We can utilize our programs with the state’s programs to deliver better services to our communities and our people," says Richard Peterson.

A partnership of language and love

A partnership of language and loveDick Dauenhauer was teaching folklore at Alaska Methodist University in the early 1970s when he met student Nora Marks.