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Crystal Worl honored with Native artists in Washington, D.C.

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Juneau resident Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl was one of five Native artists honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. late last month hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The event represented a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies and the Institute of American Indian Arts, according to a state department release.

Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program Announced

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
The Alaska Historical Society has announced the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program to fund projects that document, preserve, and educate about the history of the Alaska seafood industry. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to individuals and organizations, and are meant to jumpstart cannery history projects in Alaska.

Hearthside Holiday event scheduled for Saturday

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Mark Kelley (calendars and books), Kim Heacox (author of "Jimmy Bluefeather"), Dellene Love (author of "Echo Ranch-50 Years"), Ishmael Hope (author of "Courtesans of Flounder Hill"), Clint Farr (co-author of "Beers of the North"), Ben Huff (author/photographer for "Last Road North").

If you were to write a book, what would you choose as the topic?

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Penguins, because they walk funny.

Ravenstail Weaving Project Finishing scheduled for Dec. 7-12 in Ketchikan

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Fiber artist Kathryn Rousso will help students complete their unfinished Ravenstail weaving projects during a class held Dec. 7-12 at the Totem Heritage Center. She will guide weavers in mastering techniques, understanding patterns and refining skills needed for achieving completed pieces. Rousso, and accomplished cedar bark, Ravenstail, and Chilkat weaver. has devoted her career to studying and teaching traditional textile weaving.

Writers' Weir: Fair Trade

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
I traded the swamp

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host an Open Mic on Friday

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host the first event of their sixth season with an Open Mic on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Open Mic will be held at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, located at 3025 Dimond Park Loop.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Art in unusual places is a weekly collection of reader submitted photographs.

SHI to sponsor workshop on art and math

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:38am
Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a free workshop for educators on the connection between math and formline design.

Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:38am
The initial cut of a film based on the lives and work of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer will premiere at the final Evening at Egan presentation of the 2015 series on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Egan Library at the University of Alaska Southeast. The Dauenhauers drove language revitalization, civil rights, and equal education efforts in Southeast Alaska.

Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:38am
When Ethel Lund invited me into her Douglas home, I was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language or Native land rights or health care reform or how to do a cartwheel on an old gymnasium floor.


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