As the U.S. nears President Joe Biden’s August deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the politics and logistics of getting everyone out of there are complicated and shifting all over the country. Former Juneau resident Heather Barr is keeping an eye on the region.
Artist Michaela Goade said Tlingit and Haida “really wanted something to help liven up the space and to help tribal members feel more at home.”
Juneau Italian restaurant In Bocca Al Lupo staff wanted a dinner party. But they also wanted to highlight women chefs of color. So, they hosted “Dinner with Friends: Womxn of Power Edition.”
Forbidden Peak Brewery offered COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic with a beer incentive for people who signed up.
Last Saturday, the Alaska Native community and allies gathered at Overstreet Park in Juneau for a candlelight vigil honoring the 215 children found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
After a delayed, and mostly virtual, Pride celebration last year, Juneau Pride is back and in-person.
“We’ve seen, so many times, all throughout our country, where our sacred grounds have been desecrated and disrespected and not cared for,” said Martin Stepetin, who has been advocating to protect the cemetery since 2014.
Around 20 women, trans and nonbinary identifying people gathered at the Pipeline to skateboard. There were young kids there with the Zach Gordon Youth Center, young adults in their twenties — people who use she/her and they/them pronouns.
A bill protecting the graves of Unangax̂ people forced to live in internment camps in Funter Bay has passed the Alaska Legislature and awaits Gov. Dunleavy’s signature.
On Saturday, Juneau Police said that a member of the search dog team found Nelson’s body Friday afternoon. They said her death doesn’t appear suspicious.