Mt. Edgecumbe High School celebrated Gil Truitt Day on Tuesday and honored the Tlingit elder and local historian with a plaque dedication and tribute.
In January 2021, Washington state’s attorney general and 40 Tribes, states and community organizations filed a motion to block the sale of the building.
No one was hurt, but the fire completely razed the space. Investigators are still working out what caused it.
KCAW’s Erin McKinstry interviewed Goade about her award-winning work illustrating “We are Water Protectors” and what inspires her as a Tlingit artist.
Dena’ina is a highly endangered language. For years, linguists and local Alaska Native people have been working on language and culture revitalization projects at Kenai Peninsula College and through the Kenaitze Tribe.
Elizabeth Peratrovich was instrumental in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945 during a time when women were rarely a part of the political world and before the national Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Skagway students have been learning traditional Alaska Native games in preparation for the Junior Native Youth Olympics. The town’s new Native Youth Olympics club is part of a wider effort to develop more Native sports programs throughout Southeast Alaska.
Jackson is primarily known for carving totem poles, masks and wood panels, but he also draws, paints and makes jewelry.
Riyan Stossel admitted to making more than 100 fraudulent wire transfers to steal roughly $11,500 in museum funds.
“Anthropologists in the past as well as geneticists in the past, have approached their science in a way that was not inclusive and had colonial tendencies,” said Ripan Malhi, who has been working with Indigenous communities in Southeast Alaska for over a decade.