A new genetic-testing effort could provide more information about the connections Tlingits and Haidas have with other tribal groups. A University of Pennsylvania expert is in Southeast to collect DNA samples. He’s hoping for cooperation from those attending this week’s Celebration 2012 cultural festival in Juneau.
Celebration 2012 begins Thursday morning with the grand entrance, led by the Xudzidaa Kwáan Dancers of Angoon. More than 50 other groups from Alaska, Canada and the Lower-48 will take the stage during the Thursday-through-Saturday event, which is Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a May 15th recall to include canned products, as well as fresh and frozen shellfish from South Korea.
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation creating an Alaska Native Language and Advisory Council.
Juneau residents remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during multiple Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 28.
Juneau’s three high schools held commencement ceremonies over the weekend, with 35 students graduating from Yakoosge Dakahidi Alternative School, about 205 from Juneau-Douglas High School, and 129 from Thunder Mountain High School.
Monday’s Memorial Day observances in Juneau will begin at 11 a.m. at both Evergreen Cemetery downtown and Alaska Memorial Park in the Mendenhall Valley.
Body language expert Janine Driver makes Morning Edition host Matt Miller squirm.
Juneau’s new garbage cans and first curbside recycling carts are being delivered to homes this week.
Viewing at Vintage Business Park continues through Sunday.