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Unalaska fourth graders in "Paper Planes" community cleanup PSA

Video: To recruit for cleanup, Unalaska kids rap, dance to ‘Paper Planes’

| Aleutians, Arts & Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Featured News, Local Government | No Comments

Instead of lyrics about immigrant stereotypes, drugs and violence, these fourth graders are recruiting for a community cleanup.

1st place, Daniel Hunter, 7th grade, Sheldon Point School; 2nd place, Celeste Katcheak, 7th grade, Tukurngailnguq School; and 3rd place, Emery Lockwood, 6th grade, Tukurngailnguq School (left to right). (Photo by Max Dan.)

Future of volunteer-run Yup’ik spelling bee in question

| Alaska Native Arts & Culture, Arts & Culture, Education, Featured News, Western | No Comments

The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.

Beyoncé's new visual album, Lemonade, is out now. TIDAL

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval

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The story she’s telling this time, that of a woman wronged, is universal, but the way she’s delivered it is a crystal-clear representation of the black female experience.

Man pleads guilty in tribal art scam, others to go to trial

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Two Juneau shop owners accused of selling fake Alaska Native artwork appeared in court this week, with one accepting a plea agreement and another setting a date for trial. The Juneau Empire reports that Vinod “Vinny” Sippy, who owned Diamond…

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