We’ll discuss March classes starting in the School of Career Education at UAS with school manager Dana Mackey; K. J. Metcalf will drop by with details on Saturday’s Admiralty Island Voices presentations by panels of scientists, Tlingit elders and artists including Skip Wallen, the sculptor who created the bronze bear in front of the Capitol Building; Ashley Johnston, from the Alaskan Brewery, will be here to highlight this weekend’s High Gravity Games at Eaglecrest along with Ernie Muller, from the Red Cross, whose organization will be the beneficiary of the event; Judith Meier will invite us to two meetings of interest to Juneau families who might like to host exchange students from Muslim countries; and wildlife photographer and author Amy Guilick will give us a preview of her Fireside Lecture on Salmon in the Trees to be given twice tonight at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.