Most totem poles are carved on one side, but this one is carved on both. They’re calling it a 3-D totem pole, and it’s a lot more work.
It’s the third time the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will hold the event online. It’s scheduled for April 20-22.
The 20-foot-long sculpture was made by Lingít artist Robert Mills last year during the pandemic
Corporations and tribes serve the same communities, but sometimes the two entities are at odds or struggle to coordinate over community decisions.
Subsistence, a practice which past generations participated in without question, has become a complex legal puzzle — “a very unsettled and unsettling [legal landscape] for Alaska Native people,” according to one lawyer who has spent decades working on subsistence cases.
KTOO supports the normalization and familiarization of the Lingít language.
The totem pole is just the first piece of what will eventually be Huna Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Last Saturday, the Alaska Native community and allies gathered at Overstreet Park in Juneau for a candlelight vigil honoring the 215 children found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Rhonda Butler, president of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2, called the land acknowledgment a very nice, respectful touch.
The achievement represents a lifetime of creative excellence and outstanding contribution to Alaska’s arts and culture.