The totem pole is just the first piece of what will eventually be Huna Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Chena had a number of advantages until Judge James Wickersham persuaded federal authorities to build a courthouse in Fairbanks.
Sophia Tetoff is the first Alaska Native student buried at the former Carlisle school in Pennsylvania to return to Alaska. Tetoff’s relative, and other advocates, hope her story inspires others to seek the return of their ancestors.
Since May, the remains of more than 1,000 Indigenous children have been found at sites of former residential schools in Canada. A vigil was held in Petersburg in their memory, and to honor local survivors.
The plan is to install the bench in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall, where Sitka’s statue of Alexander Baranov once stood.
The Museum of the North is looking for iconic things. Symbolic things.
Cultural expert Paul Ongtooguk and two boarding school survivors, Jim Aqpayuk LaBelle and Fred John Jr., shared their perspectives with Talk of Alaska on the legacy of boarding schools in Alaska.
Beginning June 19, the U.S Army will begin the process to return the remains of 10 Native students buried at the Carlisle school.
By looking for clues in the tree rings, these researchers are trying to reconstruct the frequency of avalanches all around the region.
Haaland said the physical and spiritual suffering has harmed entire communities.