The show’s producers want kids to have fun — but not co-opt Molly’s Athabascan culture.
Despite the risk of a landslide, Gee Denton refuses to leave her house. “I’ve had to spend five-and-a-half years in this season of my life begging for people to be responsible for their responsibilities,” she says.
Esports is growing in many high schools across Alaska. The sport was sanctioned by the the Alaska School Activities Association in April, and more and more students are getting involved.
On stage at AFN, the president and CEO of Cook Inlet Region Inc. pointed to the governor’s “violation of separation of powers” and the impacts of state budget cuts as reasons the Alaska Native corporation supports the recall effort.
Other notable elements of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention included talk about missing and murdered indigenous women, rural public safety issues, and the keynote speech by Iditarod winner Pete Kaiser
Most fluent speakers of the Lingít language are elders. But the instructors of an immersion classroom in Juneau have high hopes: to raise a new generation of Lingít speakers.
Juneau eighth graders watched the new play Devilfish and got to talk to some of the show’s stars and creators through a program that connects students and artists.
Many Alaska Native gravesites in Juneau are overgrown and all but forgotten. Tlingit storyteller and cemetery caretaker Bob Sam hopes to change that.
The coin honors Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. The law guaranteed equal voting rights and equal access to commercial services and accommodations.
The spelling bee took place during the Sharing Our Knowledge Conference held in Juneau last month.