Alaska Native Arts & Culture

Alaskans push for acceptance of walrus ivory, but there’s an elephant in the room

Federal law prohibits sales of African elephant ivory, but a handful of states have now banned the sale of ivory more broadly. That has repercussions for Alaska Native walrus ivory carvers.

Listen: Hoonah’s Heritage Celebration Ḵu.éex’ highlights the importance of traditional knowledge in education

The KTOO Arts and Culture team is in Hoonah this week to be a part of its All School Ḵu.éex’ and to produce two episodes of Juneau Afternoon, which we are calling Hoonah Afternoon.
Program host Scott Burton sat down with Ḵu.éex’ organizer, Tlingit language teacher, and mom, Lgéikʼi Heather Powell.