Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point is positioning itself as one of Alaska’s top cruise ship destinations. But it’s been difficult to gauge local sentiment on the influx of visitors.
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.
Elders are teaching the Tlingit language to young children in places called “language nests.” They’re finding that a home-like environment is more effective than a typical classroom setting.
Last week, White Mountain hosted thirteen teams for the Bering Strait School District’s regional Native Youth Olympics
The school district recently made a change allowing students to express their cultures as they celebrate their achievement.
As a child, Alice Fitka was punished for speaking her Yup’ik language in school. Since then, she’s spent decades teaching it in the Western Alaska village of Tuntutuliak.
The statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners saw the toughest spell-off in the eight-year history of the event.
With her podcast “Coffee & Quaq,” Glenn wants to spotlight the ideas and conversations of young Alaska Native people and broaden the range of stories that are told about Indigenous experiences.
On the Yukon-Kuskowkwim Delta, everything that goes along with Yup’ik dance, from intricate beading, headdresses to mukluks, dance fans to masks, has a story.
Dance groups from across the region, the state, and the lower 48 are gathering in Bethel this weekend to share dance, culture, tradition, and community.