Native Culture

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The Salmon Way

March 2020

Author and photographer Amy Gulick discusses her book “The Salmon Way” – An inspiring look into the lives of Alaskans and salmon and how they intertwine.

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Celebrating Alaska Native Watercraft

February 2020

Artist and canoe carver Michael Beasley and curator Steve Henrikson take us on an exploration of traditional Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian canoe design and construction.

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Journeys in the Jibba Canoe

February 2020

Master carver Wayne Price discusses the in intricacies of constructing traditional canoes and the adventures of traveling in them through Southeast Alaska.

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A Basket Case

February 2020

Weaver Kathryn Rousso discusses her amazing baskets as well as types of basket weaving.

Special Arts Programs

Aan Yátx’u Sáani: Noble People of the Land

“Aan Yátx’u Sáani: Noble People of the Land, The Juneau Histories Theater Project,” is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event in which 5 Alaska Native community members share their real stories, illuminating their deep connections with the past, present, and future of Juneau and Southeast Alaska. With music and video projections, they weave their memories with little-known…

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MUG UP: THE NN CANNERY HISTORY PROJECT

Join Dr. Katherine Ringsmuth for a presentation and community conversation about the NN Cannery History Project, a collaborative effort to preserve the history of more than a century of cannery lives. The NN Cannery is located on the south side of the Naknek River, one of the five rivers that make up the Bristol Bay…

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THE LITUYA BAY DISASTERS

Visiting maritime historian Philippe Fichet-Delavault presents interesting material on Lituya Bay, including the contact between La Perouse, the French explorer, and the Tlingits in 1786 through the megatsunami of July 9, 1958.

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AN ARTISTS TALK WITH JACKSON POLYS

On September 1, 2017 Jackson Polys (aka Stephen Paul Jackson and Stron Softi) gave an artist talk about his work on the Seward shame pole that was raised in Saxman Totem Park in April, 2017. Jackson’s Seward pole is the third iteration. The original pole was erected after Secretary of State William Seward’s 1869 visit…