The 20-foot-long sculpture was made by Lingít artist Robert Mills last year during the pandemic
The Molly of Denali project is just one effort of Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program, which works to preserve the ancestral languages of the Doyon region.
Zachary James of the Haines Sheldon Museum says the recovered images are important for local Lingít artists to study the art form.
In the last several years, Seth Kantner has gathered images and stories from the caribou herds that live near his home on the south side of the Brooks Range.
Helen Dick, a Dena’ina elder, learned to make birch bark baskets from her grandmother. Now, she’s teaching others to make them, too.
“It has saved me in a way that it’s just filled my heart,” said Sm’algya̱x learner Nancy Barnes. “And it keeps me feeling grounded, is the best way that I could explain it. I’ve heard other language learners say the same thing.”
By trade, Rejoy Armamento is an illustrator and graphic designer, but it’s the murals she has painted throughout Anchorage that may be her most recognizable work.
Fourteen musical acts will participate in an international Indigenous music festival this weekend.
While it started as a subscription model, the library quickly became one of the few free public libraries in Alaska.
A Wrangell resident who was out on a walk on Wrangell’s Petroglyph Beach said he noticed what he thought was paint on one of the rocks with ancient carvings.