Tlingit artists from Southeast Alaska are among the Native American and Alaska Native artists and scholars involved in a major exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia called "Native American Voices: The People-Here and Now." Southeast contributors include Teri Rofkar, Tommy Joseph, Nick Galanin and Chuck Miller, of Sitka; and Nora Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, Harold Jacobs, Clarissa Rizal, Rico Worl and Sealaska Heritage Institute of Juneau. Rofkar also served as a content advisor to the exhibition.
A group photo taken during the Partners in History dinner Saturday at the Filipino Hall with Alaska Native Sisterhood and Filipino Community members. The event was organized to celebrate the historical roots of The Filipino Community and ANS. For more on this event, see the Sept. 9 issue of the Capital City Weekly.
The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read to a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year.
Editor's note: This week's On Writing column was written by guest columnist Lowell Ford, an inmate at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and is the third of a three-part series on writing classes offered at the facility.
There was a small village worth of boats around the corner on a recent fishing trip, so we kept going. Well, I did. There were three of us in my skiff, but since it's my boat and I was driving, it was my decision.
49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review will host Alaska writer Melinda Moustakis this month as part of a literary tour that combines live events in the Southeast Alaska communities of Haines and Juneau with distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers' goal to serve writers across the state. These events are supported in part by a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.
Haines - Alaska Arts Confluence will host an evening with local artists Merrick and Hannah Bochart on First Friday, Sept. 2. The sisters will present their take on "The Musicians of Bremen Town," an allegorical folktale attributed to the Brothers Grimm, retelling the story through paintings and prose.
Juneau Lyric Opera will host its popular annual fundraiser "Who's Your Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase nine local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official Diva for 2015.
Fall's coming early this year, or at least it feels that way to me. I woke up to 33 degrees and frost on my roof here in Anchorage on Aug. 29. This may be slightly unusual, but it's happened earlier, too. Aside from the cooler weather, there are other signals that cold weather is on the way.
Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters - those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska.
On Prince of Wales Island, beside a trail west of the small community of Kasaan, sits Náay I'waans. Also known as the Whale House or, more specifically Chief Son-i-hat's House, this building is the oldest surviving example of traditional Haida architecture in the United States. Originally built by Chief Son-i-hat in the 1880s, Náay I'waans was once home to the wealthy and revered chief and his family. Today, the site attracts ogling tourists from all over the world. As carver Eric Hamar puts it, the site also serves as the "historical and emotional center of Kasaan."