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Draft otter handicraft rules face scrutiny

Draft otter handicraft rules face scrutinyThe federal government has a new proposal for defining handicrafts made out of sea otter pelts. But it’s not what some crafts-makers expected.

Tlingit elder, Sealaska board member Clarence Jackson dies

Tlingit elder, Sealaska board member Clarence Jackson diesA memorial service for Tlingit elder and original Sealaska Corporation board member Clarence Jackson will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the ANB Hall in Juneau. Jackson died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 78.

Juneau Assembly moves historic district boundary to clear way for Soboleff Center

Juneau Assembly moves historic district boundary to clear way for Soboleff CenterThe Juneau Assembly on Monday voted to change the boundary of the city’s historic district, clearing the way for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s proposed Walter Soboleff Center to be built as designed.

CBJ plans to exempt Soboleff Center from historic district standards

CBJ plans to exempt Soboleff Center from historic district standardsOfficials with Sealaska Heritage Institute and the City and Borough of Juneau are working on a deal to let SHI out of the city’s historic district standards for the proposed Walter Soboleff Center.

Sealaska Heritage gets education & Soboleff Center grants

Sealaska Heritage gets education & Soboleff Center grantsSealaska Heritage Institute has received a total of $4.5 million for educational programs and the Walter Soboleff Center to be built in downtown Juneau.

Sales tax, bond propositions approved for Juneau municipal election ballot

Assembly members last night (Monday) approved the measures without making any changes.

Juneau Assembly committee OKs bond, sales tax packages

The full Assembly still needs to vote on the measures. But for now it appears Juneau residents will be asked to approve a five-year extension of the city’s temporary 1-percent sales tax and a $24.9-million bond proposition.

Botelho offers project tax suggestions

Botelho offers project tax suggestionsJuneau Mayor Bruce Botelho is suggesting a way for the CBJ Assembly to include more projects in a proposed extension of the city’s temporary 1-percent sales tax.

Native groups oppose expanded otter pelt sales

Several Alaska Native organizations oppose a legislative effort to increase sea otter harvests.

Celebration 2012 embraces Native art

This year’s Celebration Native cultural event will have an added focus on art.
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