Arts and Culture

November Gold Street Music set for Saturday

This month’s Gold Street music concert will be presented Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 10th Street and Glacier… Continue reading

Author John Straley to be in Juneau Nov. 12-13

Sitka author John Straley will be in Juneau later this month for two public presentations.On Nov. 12, he will present “The Truth, the Whole Truth,… Continue reading

“Life on the Boundary” at 19th annual Sitka Whalefest

The Sitka Sound Science Center’s annual festival of all things marine brings cultural and community activities, knowledgeable researchers and lecturers, a marine-themed artisan market and… Continue reading

Organized Village of Kasaan begins fund-raising for Naay I’waans rededication event

KASAAN — The Organized Village of Kasaan recently began fund-raising efforts in support of a re-dedication event for Naay I’waans, the Chief Son-i-hat Whale House.… Continue reading

Alaska Arts Confluence to present First Friday with Joe Ordonez

HAINES — The Alaska Arts Confluence in Haines will host a First Friday book signing of “Where Eagles Gather: the story of the Alaska Chilkat… Continue reading

Bill Fawcett, 91, speaks during an elders panel discussion on boarding schools during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centenial Hall on Friday.

‘Sharing Our Knowledge’ conference highlights crucial role of Tlingit elders

The full name of last week’s Tlingit Clan Conference, inspired by original organizer Andy Hope III, is “Sharing Our Knowledge: For those who come after… Continue reading

Bill Fawcett, 91, speaks during an elders panel discussion on boarding schools during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centenial Hall on Friday.
Daphne Wright, standing left, watches as Tlingit speakers demostrate how to play a game similar to "Go Fish" to improve their Tlingit language skills during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centennial Hall on Thursday. The conference of Tlingit tribes and clans ran Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

Haa Saax’ú, Haa Latseení (Our Names, Our Strength)

Salmon streams, herring hotspots, and points, islands and settlements around Southeast Alaska have carried Tlingit names for thousands of years. For dozens of recent ones,… Continue reading

Daphne Wright, standing left, watches as Tlingit speakers demostrate how to play a game similar to "Go Fish" to improve their Tlingit language skills during the "Sharing Our Knowledge" conference at Centennial Hall on Thursday. The conference of Tlingit tribes and clans ran Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Downtown Juneau streetscape.

Art in Unusual Places

Art in Unusual PlacesThe CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send… Continue reading

Downtown Juneau streetscape.
Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson will be the featured artists at the Juneau Artists Gallery.

November First Friday Art Walk

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Juneau this week, Nov. 6. Work by Mark Vinsel and Dianne… Continue reading

Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson will be the featured artists at the Juneau Artists Gallery.
A still from "This Changes Everything."

Film Series raises awareness in advance of Paris climate talks

When international leaders meet in Paris at the end of this month to discuss a universal agreement on climate, a Juneau group will be raising… Continue reading

A still from "This Changes Everything."
Alaska Skaflestad and Randy Roberts are the Hoonah high school students involved in the coastal subsistence survey project, interviewing ten resource users about coastal subsistence in their home community.

Coastal subsistence study: The faces behind the findings

In October, Capital City Weekly’s Mary Catharine Martin reported on an impressive region-wide effort to document and understand the effects of environmental change across Southeast… Continue reading

Alaska Skaflestad and Randy Roberts are the Hoonah high school students involved in the coastal subsistence survey project, interviewing ten resource users about coastal subsistence in their home community.
Tlingit elder Marie Olson listens to recordings gathered as part of the Juneau LIbrary's ongoing Story Corps project, which focuses us Alaska Native experiences.

StoryCorps excerpt: ‘I want my son to know who he is’

As part of last week’s Tlingit Clan Conference at Centennial Hall, the Juneau Public Library set up a listening room where conference attendees could hear… Continue reading

Tlingit elder Marie Olson listens to recordings gathered as part of the Juneau LIbrary's ongoing Story Corps project, which focuses us Alaska Native experiences.

SHI to sponsor lectures for Native American Heritage Month

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its annual noon lecture series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Walter Soboleff Day in November.This year’s lineup includes… Continue reading

Writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir," during the "Shaped by the North" panel discussion in Juneau on Sept. 24.

Book review: Ernestine Hayes’ ‘Blonde Indian

“Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir” by Ernestine Hayes. 173 pages, 2006, University of Arizona Press, $16.95 Ernestine Hayes’ genre defying debut takes its shape from… Continue reading

Writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir," during the "Shaped by the North" panel discussion in Juneau on Sept. 24.

Rasmuson Foundation announces grants

The Rasmuson Foundation has announced $826,634 in third-quarter grants across the state, and the list includes several in Juneau.The grant list was announced Thursday.The Southeast… Continue reading

Icebergs beached neared Frederick Sound.

A few strange stories

In the early 1960s, shortly after Alaska became a state, a stranger knocked at Nancy Strand’s door. This was Petersburg, a small, rough yet friendly… Continue reading

Icebergs beached neared Frederick Sound.

Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006. That will… Continue reading

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Meals with Midgi: Stuffed Poblano Peppers

In my business I walk. I walk a lot. As I guide visitors along Juneau’s scenic waterway and through historic downtown, I add up the… Continue reading

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Shrinking yourself

I can usually tell if I’m going to catch fish or not. That’s not spoken out of arrogance, that’s an admission that the determining factor… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.

Seattle-based improv duo to perform Nov. 13-14

Get Felt, a Seattle-based improv duo featuring Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann, will perform at the Hangar Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.