Southeast Alaska lost two well-known and much-loved acoustic musicians during the past year.
Alaska Folk Festival guest artists The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band perform the song “Big Daddy” at Centennial Hall in Juneau on April 12, 2012.
The Juneau Douglas High School Drama Department has been selected to perform next year at the prestigious International Fringe Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rural Alaska’s economic and social problems require greater cooperation between Native Corporations and federally recognized tribes, says Tlingit and Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas. “We have very weak rural economies, we have high cost of energy that leads to high cost of living, higher cost of survival in our communities,” he says. Thomas says…
Shannon Daut of Denver takes over from the retiring Char Fox.
Alaska Native Corporations display a strong ethos of corporate responsibility, according to an anthropologist who studies the organizations.
Sealaska director and former CEO Byron Mallott says the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is a work in progress.
Sealaska Heritage Foundation President Rosita Worl is the Alaska Federation of Native’s Citizen of the Year.
SEARHC President Emeritus Ethel Lund, of Juneau, has received an award for her work in protecting and promoting respect for Alaska Native women and children.
Eleven-year-old Juneau songstress Anna Graceman failed to advance to the final four on NBC’s America’s Got Talent this week. Viewers across the country voted for jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. over Graceman on Wednesday. In earlier episodes she’d wowed audiences with her piano playing and outsized singing voice. After the results were announced, Graceman…