Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes speaks of how the Alaska Native practice of naming has impacted her work during a lecture at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute for Native American Heritage Month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes speaks of how the Alaska Native practice of naming has impacted her work during a lecture at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute for Native American Heritage Month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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Tsimshian Artist David R. Boxley works on a feast tray made out of alder at the Walter Soboleff Building on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Boxley is spending the week demostrating his craft for the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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