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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.