Elizabeth Smart, national child safety activist and women’s empowerment speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Reclaiming Own and Renew Women’s Conference. Registration for the conference is still open. (Courtesy Photo)

Elizabeth Smart, national child safety activist and women’s empowerment speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Reclaiming Own and Renew Women’s Conference. Registration for the conference is still open. (Courtesy Photo)

Register for women’s conference, deer seasons ends, Sealaska Heritage sponsors workshop

News briefs for the week of Jan. 2, 2019.

Women’s conference registration still open

Registration is still open for the Reclaiming Own and Renew (ROAR) Women’s Conference.

The conference starts at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11 and its second day will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Registration is $79 and can be done online at https://searhc.org/roar/.

The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Smart, national child safety activist and women’s empowerment speaker, and the registration fee includes snacks, continental breakfast and lunch.

Three hunting seasons over

SITKA — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds hunters that three hunting seasons ended on Dec. 31.

These includes black-tailed deer season, mountain goat season and brown bear season for Unit 4, which includes Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof and smaller nearby islands.

Successful hunters must submit hunt reports and goat horns within five days of the kill. Unsuccessful hunters and hunters who registered but did not hunt must return completed hunt reports to the Fish and Game office in Sitka by the end of the business day Jan. 15, 2019, or report online at www.hunt.alaska.gov.

All hunters who received permits must submit reports.

Skin sewing through Sealaska Heritage

SITKA — Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a skin-sewing workshop in Sitka with Robert Miller Jan.9-13 at the Totem Park Cultural Center.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Sealaska Heritage Institute provides the sea otter hide, patterns and supplies.

Application fee is $100, and applications can be filled out online by following a link at Sealaskaheritage.org.

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