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Kookesh remains hospitalized after heart attack

Kookesh remains hospitalized after heart attackAn Alaska Native leader and former lawmaker remained in the hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack Monday in Juneau.

New Sealaska land bills introduced in Congress

New Sealaska land bills introduced in CongressAlaska’s congressional delegation today introduced new Sealaska land-selection bills. Both would turn about 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest over to Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.

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.

College, Native corp. battle over land claim

College, Native corp. battle over land claimThere are new developments in the battle over a popular fishing area near Sitka. The board of a closed college and a Native corporation have filed competing ownership claims.

Klukwan files for bankruptcy due to $7 million debt

The Southeast Alaska Native village corporation Klukwan Inc. filed for bankruptcy this week. But it plans on remaining in business.

Famous carver Amos Wallace’s documents headed for public archive

Famous carver Amos Wallace’s documents headed for public archiveA Juneau photographer has donated a large collection of his father’s work to a Southeast Alaska cultural group. The archive documents the career of Amos Wallace, a nationally known Tlingit carver. It will be used to teach a new generation of artists about traditional – and more recent – techniques.

House passes bill granting thousands of acres of National Forest to Sealaska

The U.S. House passed a bill today ceding tens of thousands of acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Sealaska Native Corporation.

Celebration 2012: The region’s largest Native gathering

Celebration 2012: The region’s largest Native gatheringCelebration 2012 begins Thursday morning with the grand entrance, led by the Xudzidaa Kwáan Dancers of Angoon. More than 50 other groups from Alaska, Canada and the Lower-48 will take the stage during the Thursday-through-Saturday event, which is Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering.