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Tattoo parlor offers discounts, raise money for suicide prevention

In the coming weeks, you might see a lot more tattoos like the semicolon behind Amy Ridle’s right ear or the fresh one on her… Continue reading

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At candlelight vigil, Juneau residents remember transgender lives lost

Juneau’s LGBTQ community held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in honor of the transgender lives claimed by violence in the past year. The vigil was… Continue reading

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Lecture questions Western names for Native places

Names given by Alaska Natives to people and places are far from arbitrary.

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Tis the season in Douglas: Christmas tree ready to be lit up

It will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Douglas. The annual Douglas Christmas tree lighting will be at 6:30 p.m. today. The… Continue reading

Meet the 2019 Women of Distinction

Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies’ board of directors on Wednesday announced the recipients of the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards. For 23 years,… Continue reading

Holidays can be hard for the LGBTQ community, but there is a safe place in Juneau

Eagle River United Methodist Camp is an inclusive option for Thanksgiving.

Juneau Youth Services is organizing an art show to be held during Gallery Walk. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.(Unsplash | Mike Petrucci)

Art show needs young artists

Juneau Youth Services Gallery makes sure young artists from any background have a potential platform for artistic expression. The fourth annual show will take place… Continue reading

Juneau Youth Services is organizing an art show to be held during Gallery Walk. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.(Unsplash | Mike Petrucci)
In this December 2014 photo, ravens keep a close watch on the lunchtime visitors in downtown Juneau. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly File)
In this December 2014 photo, ravens keep a close watch on the lunchtime visitors in downtown Juneau. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly File)
Michael Martin Jr., whose short film “Adapt” screened during a showing of “Our Alaskan Stories” watches his movie with his girlfriend, Annie Masterman; mom, Michelle Martin; and brother, Micheel Martin at Gold Town Nickelodeon Saturday, Nov. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Michael Martin Jr., whose short film “Adapt” screened during a showing of “Our Alaskan Stories” watches his movie with his girlfriend, Annie Masterman; mom, Michelle Martin; and brother, Micheel Martin at Gold Town Nickelodeon Saturday, Nov. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Celebrate Our Ways of Life swaps speeches for conversations

Instead of a night of speeches, this year’s Celebrating Our Ways of Life embraced hands-on activities. The Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration hosted by Central… Continue reading

Bob Sam, a Tlingit storyteller who has served as caretaker of a Sitka cemetery for decades and works to repatriate and reinter indigenous people, leaves the lectern to walk into the crowd during his Evening at Egan lecture about respecting ancestors Friday, Nov. 16 at Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Cemetery caretaker helps repatriate remains of Alaska Native children

Bob Sam lives up to his name. “My Tlingit name is Shaagunastaa,” Sam said during his Evening at Egan lecture Friday night at the University… Continue reading

Bob Sam, a Tlingit storyteller who has served as caretaker of a Sitka cemetery for decades and works to repatriate and reinter indigenous people, leaves the lectern to walk into the crowd during his Evening at Egan lecture about respecting ancestors Friday, Nov. 16 at Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

More prose, please: Tidal Echoes seeks submissions

Tidal Echoes is looking for new voices. The annual literary and arts journal sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast is seeking submissions of art, prose… Continue reading

New summit gathers many of the world’s fluent Alaska Native language speakers

Centennial Hall echoed Tuesday with the sound of centuries-old languages. The first-ever Voices of Our Ancestors language summit brought together dozens of speakers fluent in… Continue reading

Annual Public Market bigger than ever this year

The 36th annual holiday market will be open over Thanksgiving weekend.

Meet ‘The Pod’: Orca sculptures destined for Douglas Fish & Game Building

A trio of sleek dorsal fins protruded from ground near the parking lot by Juneau Montessori School and captured the attention of some school children… Continue reading

Master Tlingit carver Wayne Price making healing totem for AWARE

Even the wood chips in Wayne Price’s ongoing project have meaning. The master Tlingit carver and University of Alaska Southeast faculty member is deep into… Continue reading