Drumming, dancing and telling stories over an afternoon, representatives from three Southeast Alaska tribes celebrated the return of their 100-plus-year-old Chilkat blanket. Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian members held a homecoming ceremony in the Shuká Hit clan house in Juneau.
Most students take classes in a second language during high school, but one Bristol Bay polyglot took it to another level. Jalen Konukpeok, an 18-year-old from New Stuyahok learned four languages fluently before graduating from Mount Edgecomb High School in May.
Sealaska Heritage is celebrating the return of a 100-year-old Chilkat robe in a homecoming celebration that begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walter Soboleff Building in the Shuká Hít clan house. Sealaska Heritage also plans to stream video of the celebration on Facebook Live.
For five years, Sharon Livingston has organized “Camp A”, where first-, second- and third-graders immerse themselves in traditional stories, crafts and foods. By encouraging kids to explore Unangan culture, she said they learn to see the value in cultures of all kinds.
Orutsararmiut Native Council held its first Science and Culture camp in July for high school students. Campers collected juvenile fish, like baby king and red salmon, and participated in activities in avian biology, ethnobotany and workshops on federal and state subsistence management.