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Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spirituality

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spiritualityTraditional 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 constructionSealaska 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 polesWednesday 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 CenterBuilding will fill vacant lot and be devoted to the research and study of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

Jones, Brown reappointed to state boards

Governor Sean Parnell has reappointed two Juneau residents to state boards. Zachary Jones will continue serving on the State Historical Records Advisory Board; and Ben Brown has been reappointed to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Planning Commission OKs Soboleff Center permit

Planning Commission OKs Soboleff Center permitThe Juneau Planning Commission has approved a Conditional Use Permit for the downtown Walter Soboleff Heritage Center.

AFN lobbies for protection of subsistence rights

AFN lobbies for protection of subsistence rights

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At its annual convention last October, Alaska Federation of Natives delegates adopted a proclamation that Alaska Natives would use every … more

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.
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