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…
Losing the ability to speak clearly is one of the most devastating aspects of having Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or other neurological damage. For years, experts have tried to develop programs to help people with those conditions regain some of their ability to communicate. One such program is coming to Juneau this weekend. SongShine uses a…
Commentator Dee Longenbaugh reviews “Alaska Homegrown Cookbook: The Best Recipes from the Last Frontier,” introduced by Kirsten Dixon and edited by Alaska Northwest Books.
Commentator Dee Longenbaugh reviews “Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down” by Kaylene Johnson and published by Epicenter Press.