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For Alaska Native cultural tour guides, the job is to carry the weight of the world

| Alaska Native Arts & Culture, Education, Featured News, History, Juneau, Southeast, Tourism | No Comments
As a cultural interpreter, John Lawrence tries to answer any questions people might have. Some questions are about paint. Other questions are harder.
This is a page from Sealaska Heritage Institute's new trilingual book of lullabies called "Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska," to be released Dec. 6, 2019. This lullaby is attributed to Ḵaal.átk’ Charlie Joseph and adapted by Ed Littlefield, and the illustration is by Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl.

Sealaska Heritage to release new trilingual collection of lullabies as children’s book and CD

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The new books will be released during the Dec. 6 Gallery Walk in Juneau. Sealaska Heritage Institute will also host a Baby Raven Reads event open to the public that night.
The U.S.S. Saginaw was built in 1859 at the U.S. Navy’s shipyard at Mare Island in California. A decade later, it shelled at least three Tlingit villages in Southeast Alaska. (Photo from George H. Read’s 1912 book “The Last Cruise of The Saginaw”/Public domain)

Feds approve renaming Saginaw Bay over Kake War connections

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Earlier this year, both the Alaska House of Representatives and Alaska Historical Commission endorsed changing the name to Skanax Bay, pronounced "skeh-NOCH."

With pixels and stagecraft, ‘Arctic Experience’ aims to inspire the next generation to fight Big Oil

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A traveling interactive exhibit is designed to compel young people to care about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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