Monthly Archives: April 2013

The art of Tlingit armor

THE COLLAR The art: Carved from yew wood, with snail operculum embedded into the front. Tradition: The collar piece is worn in front of the warrior’s face. It is held in place by a mouth piece, typically also made from … Continue reading

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Canoes leave Douglas for Wrangell

Wish I could make it to Wrangell for this. By MARK D. MILLER JUNEAU EMPIRE Twenty people left Douglas early Wednesday afternoon aboard two canoes headed to Wrangell for the rededication of the Chief Shakes Tribal House, an historic clan … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indigenous Languages

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Spring Chinook

Originally posted on Tree Oathe – Fresh Ancients of Cascadia & Beyond….:
Spring Chinook Swimming up the CheeAwana – March 30th, 2013 – First Salmon Ceremony preparations are under way at the Spiritual Center of Southern Cascadia – Celilo Village…

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Tongass official explains importance of wild salmon

Some view the resources of Lingit Aani as export commodities. Extraction practices leave Alaska Natives poor and destitute in our own land while others get rich off of what used to be ours. Juneau Empire The Tongass National Forest is … Continue reading

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Walking in Two Worlds: Tribes and Timber in Alaska’s Tongass Forest

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Tribes on This American Life; why are we disenrolling members?

This American Life: Tribes A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you’d think they’d do: they’re kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the … Continue reading

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