The federal government has a new proposal for defining handicrafts made out of sea otter pelts. But it’s not what some crafts-makers expected.
A 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.
The 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.
Officials 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 Institute has received a total of $4.5 million for educational programs and the Walter Soboleff Center to be built in downtown Juneau.
Assembly members last night (Monday) approved the measures without making any changes.
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.
Juneau 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.
Several Alaska Native organizations oppose a legislative effort to increase sea otter harvests.
This year’s Celebration Native cultural event will have an added focus on art.