Getting fellowships and awards like this has given Hayes more than funding, she said. It has made her feel valued.
‘Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir’ is about to be an audiobook
Ernestine Hayes says that when she reads the print version of “Blonde Indian,” she sees so many things that she would tell her creative writing students not to do. But reading the book aloud for the recording was a different experience.
Oct. 28, 2022: Ernestine Hayes releases audiobook version of “Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir”
Author Ernestine Hayes, Producer Mandy Mallot, and Editor Scott Burton chat about the creation of Ernestine’s Blonde Indian audiobook project with Sheli Delaney.
Disqualification of Lingít Wearable Arts entry sparks talk of racism and exclusion in Juneau art scene
Indigenous artists say the disqualification raises questions of who gets to be heard in Juneau’s art community, and who doesn’t.
Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes named 2021 Distinguished Artist by Rasmuson Foundation
The achievement represents a lifetime of creative excellence and outstanding contribution to Alaska’s arts and culture.
US poet laureate visits Alaska to celebrate poems in rural communities
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is visiting Juneau as part of a national tour to rural communities in Alaska, South Dakota, Maine and Louisiana.
Even with insurance, historic downtown home’s owners navigate long rebuilding process after fire
Their insurance adjuster noted that homeowner Ernestine Hayes’ clan, the Kaagwaantaan, are known as the Burnt House People.
Alaska students compete in 2018 Poetry Out Loud state finals
Petersburg High School student Elisa Larson took first place and will advance to the National Finals in April, held in Washington, D.C. Jania Tumey of West Anchorage High School was runner up.
‘Brilliant flames … give each other light’ at arts awards gala
“We are surrounded tonight by resolute, substantial brilliant flames of the arts, humanities, social justice, community service and the human caring,” said Alaska state writer laureate Ernestine Hayes.
Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes to be named 17th Alaska State Writer Laureate
The Alaska State Council on the Arts facilitates the selection of the Writer Laureate. The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities can be seen on 360 North beginning at 8 p.m.