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

State phone lines will feature Portugal. The Man as hold music

You’ll hear it still. Portugal. The Man’s Grammy award-winning single “Feel It Still” was named Monday as one of five songs that will replace the… 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

Family shares items and stories for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

Soboleff’s sons and daughter loan collection to Sealaska Heritage Institute for display.

Alaska Native word of the week

This week’s word is x‘áakw, which means sockeye that has entered fresh water.

Formline Friday lets folks decorate wearables, celebrate culture

Contemporary designs made by artists and UAS professors.

Piano concert series returns Friday

The Juneau Piano Series is ready for Round 2.

Theater at Latitude 58 brings “Matilda” to Thunder Mountain High School Stage

Even if you’ve seen the movie and read the book, Theater at Latitude 58’s take on “Matilda” will have surprises.

Power & Privilege Symposium asks everyone to make world a better place

The same day folks went to the polls, attendees and speakers with “I Voted” stickers at the Third Annual University of Alaska Southeast Power &… Continue reading

An art installation by young children titled “What do bears dream about when they hibernate” occupies windows of seasonal business along South Franklin Street on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An art installation by young children titled “What do bears dream about when they hibernate” occupies windows of seasonal business along South Franklin Street on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Rockwell Ballroom is set to Rick’s Cafe Americain for “Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca” on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The show is a presentation by the Juneau Lyric Opera and Gold Town Nickelodeon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Rockwell Ballroom is set to Rick’s Cafe Americain for “Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca” on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The show is a presentation by the Juneau Lyric Opera and Gold Town Nickelodeon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Symphony’s 2018-19 concert season begins Nov. 10. (Unsplash | Kael Bloom)
The Juneau Symphony’s 2018-19 concert season begins Nov. 10. (Unsplash | Kael Bloom)

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

It was a scientific Saturday morning for the kids in the Alaska State Museum classroom. November’s First Saturday youth art activity was an exploration of… Continue reading