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Tlingit code talkers receive recognition

Tlingit code talkers receive recognitionUntil recently, no one knew that Tlingits from Southeast Alaska also served as code talkers.

Juneau panel aims to deconstruct racism in Alaska and beyond

Juneau panel aims to deconstruct racism in Alaska and beyondA group of Juneau residents tackle the issue of racism through conversation and dialog.

Worl says shamanism still influential in Tlingit culture today

Worl says shamanism still influential in Tlingit culture todayAnthropologist and Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl spoke Monday as part of SHI’s Native American History Month Lecture Series.

Spelling bee, math games teach Tlingit

Spelling bee, math games teach TlingitIt’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.

Alaska leaders attend White House Tribal Nations Conference

Alaska leaders attend White House Tribal Nations ConferenceTribal 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 OlympicsThe 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 aliveCarlton 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 spiritualityMost 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 soonA 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 spiritualityTraditional 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.