Galindo is one of three Flying University alums who graduated this month with a four-year degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. Former inmate Nathan Block and Thomas Spitzfaden, a regular student who took classes in Lemon Creek Correctional Center with the inmates, also graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
It is hoped that raising the Raven totem pole will pay respect to the grievances of the past, restore the T’aak̲u K̲wáan’s ancestral connection to the land, and signal their desire to heal and move forward, culture intact.
Amid uncertainty over state funding, the Anchorage School District is preparing to lay off hundreds of teachers. The district’s chief human resources officer Todd Hess said 200 non-tenured teachers will be notified by the end of the school year.