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Alaska Native Film Series continues tonight

Posted: December 1, 2011 - 12:08am

Alaska Native Cultures Film Series continues tonight with several short films. The series, organized by the Alaska Native Languages and Alaska Native Studies program, is free and open to the public.

Here’s a brief look at tonight’s features.

“Haa Shagóon”: This video follows Austin Hammond and other Tlingit elders in documenting a day of Tlingit Indian ceremony along the Chilkoot River in 1980.

“Surviving Sounds of Haida”: A few of the remaining Haida elders from Kasaan offer some of the surviving sounds of their endangered language.

“Carved from the Heart”: After Stan Marsden lost his son to a cocaine overdose, he was at first incapacitated by grief, but a year later Marsden, who is an Tsimshian wood carver, decided to create a totem pole in his son’s memory. Before he was done, the pole had become a communal project, with the entire town of Craig taking part.

These films begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall.

The organizer of the series is new Assistant Professor of Native Languages, Lance A. Twitchell.

For more information and film descriptions, visit the UAS website.

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