Skagway students have been learning traditional Alaska Native games in preparation for the Junior Native Youth Olympics. The town’s new Native Youth Olympics club is part of a wider effort to develop more Native sports programs throughout Southeast Alaska.
Jackson is primarily known for carving totem poles, masks and wood panels, but he also draws, paints and makes jewelry.
Riyan Stossel admitted to making more than 100 fraudulent wire transfers to steal roughly $11,500 in museum funds.
“Anthropologists in the past as well as geneticists in the past, have approached their science in a way that was not inclusive and had colonial tendencies,” said Ripan Malhi, who has been working with Indigenous communities in Southeast Alaska for over a decade.
Last week, the Nome Native Youth Olympics team hosted a virtual event to garner more interest region-wide in traditional games and inspire kids to start practicing traditional games on their own.
Juneau Voices is meant to tell rich stories about the diverse experiences of local people.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped the annual Southeast Honor Music Festival. Instead of meeting in person, virtual band and choir performances were created for the first time.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished children’s picture book. Goade, who is Tlingit, is the first Indigenous person to win the award.
The fort was built following the Battle of Old Sitka in 1802 when the Kiks.ádi ousted Russian colonists from a site around seven miles north. Its exact location was uncertain until now.
Studies show Indigenous students are more successful when they have their own culture in their classroom — but non-Native K-12 teachers often have no idea how to incorporate culture into their teaching.