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Alaska lawmakers file bill to create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

Alaska lawmakers file bill to create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

November 14th of every year would be Dr. Walter Soboleff Day. Another proposed bill would make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages.

Sealaska Heritage Institute plans art auction fundraiser for Soboleff Center

Sealaska Heritage Institute plans art auction fundraiser for Soboleff Center

Sealaska Heritage still needs to raise less than $2.5 million of the $20 million project cost. The facility will be complete in January 2015.

Tlingit clan leader: Everything has a spirit

Tlingit clan leader: Everything has a spirit

David Katzeek spoke Tuesday in the final installment of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Native American History Month Lecture Series.

Feds finalize otter use guidelines

Feds finalize otter use guidelines

The federal government has finalized new guidelines on the use of sea otters by Alaska Natives.

Worl says shamanism still influential in Tlingit culture today

Worl says shamanism still influential in Tlingit culture today

Anthropologist and Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl spoke Monday as part of SHI’s Native American History Month Lecture Series.

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.

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.

Tidal flooding won’t delay Soboleff Center construction

Tidal flooding won’t delay Soboleff Center construction

Sealaska Heritage CFO and project manager Lee Kadinger says the flooding was anticipated, since that part of downtown Juneau is largely built on fill.

Carvers begin on new Gajaa Hit totem poles

Carvers begin on new Gajaa Hit totem poles

Wednesday was the first day of work carving totem poles to replace the 35-year-old ones at the Gajaa Hit building off Willoughby.

Groundbreaking held for Walter Soboleff Center

Groundbreaking held for Walter Soboleff Center

Building will fill vacant lot and be devoted to the research and study of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

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