Culture & Language

Special Arts Programs

Poetry Out Loud 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. After…


Forum@360: Alaska’s Historic Canneries and the People Who Worked There #403

There are over 150 canneries and fish processors that have operated in Alaska, but only two canneries are currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Very little is known about most of the other facilities that were the principle economic drivers for the pre-oil, pre-statehood Alaska. Historians Anjuli Grantham, Bob King, and Katie…


Filipinos in Alaska

Filipinos were part of waves of foreign-born laborers coming for the salmon canning industry and mining booms in the early 20th century. Since the 1990s, the Philippines has been the most common country of origin among Alaska’s foreign-born population, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Alaska’s…


Living the Language

On this Forum@360: Living the Language, Tlingit speakers and educators discuss how to live the language, what does it mean, how can we incorporate language into our homes, into our community, and what are the tools to get us there. Featured speakers are: David Katzeek – Tlingit speaker and clan leader Marsha Hotch – University…

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