The spelling bee took place during the Sharing Our Knowledge Conference held in Juneau last month.
With this grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the institute says it’s about 70% to its goal for this project.
The walrus-hide blanket they created will be used for blanket toss competitions in Juneau.
“Molly of Denali” is the first national children’s TV show to feature an Alaska Native lead. Some of the show’s creators came to Juneau and put on a vocal acting workshop to help local kids find their own voices.
One village leader said the cultures and traditions of Alaska Natives have prepared them to respond to the cuts.
Middle school and high school teachers in Juneau last week learned how to weave — literally weave — Northwest Coast art into math lessons.
In Igiugig, a first-of-its-kind hydrokinetic generator is getting a year-long trial. The launch marked a major step in the community’s quest for independence from diesel.
Show co-creator Dorothea Gillim of WGBH knew from the get-go that she wanted to make a kids show about an outdoorsy girl who lived in a more rural setting.
If the Legislature does not override the governor’s veto, the Alaska State Council on the Arts will lose funding on Monday, making Alaska the only state in the U.S. without an arts council.
Sitting men down together to talk and learning how to harvest seal aren’t silver bullets for ending domestic violence and building healthy communities. But participants in a wide-ranging conference believe they’re positive steps.