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Bob Sam pictured in Juneau's Evergreen Cemetery on Sep. 28, 2019. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)

Cemetery caretaker calls on community to clean, protect Alaska Native graves

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Many Alaska Native gravesites in Juneau are overgrown and all but forgotten. Tlingit storyteller and cemetery caretaker Bob Sam hopes to change that.

U.S. Mint unveils coin design featuring Alaska Native civil rights leader

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The coin honors Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. The law guaranteed equal voting rights and equal access to commercial services and accommodations.
Gus'dutéen Bessie Jim (right) indicates a high tone on a letter at the 4th International Lingít Spelling Bee held in Juneau on Sep. 27, 2019. Virginia Oliver (left) gave the words and served as judge. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)

International Lingít Spelling Bee brings together Alaska Native language learners in Juneau

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The spelling bee took place during the Sharing Our Knowledge Conference held in Juneau last month.
Portraits, clockwise from top right: Deedie Sorensen, Martin Stepetin Sr., Bonnie Jensen, Emil Mackey, Wade Bryson, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, Greg Smith, and Carole Triem. Middle top: Centennial Hall on June 18, 2018. Middle bottom: A rendering showing what the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center may look like.

Juneau ballot propositions earn mixed support from voters

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Juneau voters appeared to approve one ballot proposition and reject another in Juneau's municipal election Tuesday. A third proposition was too close to call.

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