You may have heard about Helen Macdonald's memoir "H is for Hawk." It has caused book reviewers to go mad with adulatory adjectives first in the UK and now here. Its beautiful cover now comes festooned with multiple award-winner stickers.
Sealaska Heritage Institute will kick off a Grand Opening Ceremony for the Walter Soboleff Building at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15 in front of the building on Seward St. with a formal ceremony, which will be followed by a canoe welcome, then a traditional ceremony, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The Sealaska parking lot will be set aside for spectators, and the event will be broadcast live on 360North and on sealaskaheritage.org.
Alaska Quarterly Review is set to launch its Spring & Summer 2015 edition with a launch party on Friday, May 15, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Blvd, in Anchorage. This edition includes 10 short stories, three personal narratives, 44 poems and a new photo essay "GAZA: The Land Behind the Fence," by Eman Mohammed. Mohammed is a Palestinian refugee, mother of two, and the first female photojournalist in Gaza, as well as a TED Fellow.
How much are fishermen affected by long-term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test subjects.
Juneau residents gathered to share their memories and impressions of Tlingit civil rights activist and lawyer William Paul Sr. last week on what would have been Paul's 130th birthday, May 7, one week before the May 15 dedication of the Walter Soboleff Building's archives facility in his name. The meeting, organized by local lawyer and researcher Kathy Ruddy for the second year in a row, welcomed input from about a dozen participants, some of whom knew Paul personally, with a larger goal of bringing recognition to Paul's contributions to Alaska history.
The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.
These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.