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.
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.
“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.
Last week, the Nome Native Youth Olympics team hosted a virtual event to garner more interest region-wide in traditional games and inspire kids to start practicing traditional games on their own.
Juneau Voices is meant to tell rich stories about the diverse experiences of local people.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished children’s picture book. Goade, who is Tlingit, is the first Indigenous person to win the award.