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Alaska leaders attend White House Tribal Nations Conference

Alaska leaders attend White House Tribal Nations Conference

Tribal leaders from Alaska and the rest of the country had a chance this week talk with the highest powers in the federal government.

Students practice for this weekend’s Native Olympics

Students practice for this weekend’s Native Olympics

The University of Alaska Southeast will be hosting the Native Olympics this Saturday at the UAS Recreation Center.

Tlingit ventriloquism, a way to keep the language alive

Tlingit ventriloquism, a way to keep the language alive

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.

Educator makes case for Native spirituality

Educator makes case for Native spirituality

Most 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 soon

A tribal house in the former home of Southeast Alaska’s Huna Tlingits will go out to bid this winter.

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spirituality

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spirituality

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.

Tlingit clan conference focuses on language

Tlingit clan conference focuses on language

Scholars 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.

‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’

‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’

Princess Sophia passengers, including first to summit Denali, remembered in Evergreen Cemetary

Toni Mallott wins prestigious AFN award

Toni Mallott wins prestigious AFN award

Juneau’s Toni Mallott is the AFN Citizen of the Year.

Mallott was selected for the award because of her work in education as a public … more

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care law

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care law

Thousands of Alaska Natives will miss out on benefits they qualify for under the Affordable Care Act if the definition of Alaska Native under the law isn’t changed.