Capital City Weekly

Irene Lampe dances a robe for its first dance ceremony at the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Annie Bartholomew)

Weavers celebrate new robe with first dance at SHI

The event is part of a resurgent trend for traditional weaving.

Irene Lampe dances a robe for its first dance ceremony at the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Annie Bartholomew)

Writers’ Weir: The Stars of Memory

A poem by Alexis Ross Miller.

Planet Alaska: Carrying on our traditions

There’s still time for spruce tips.

Ch’áak’ Aanyádi” (The High Caste Eagle) by Jerrod Galanin won Best of Show and Best of Carving and Sculpture Category in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s 2020 Juried Art Competition. (Courtesy Photo | SHI)

‘Stunning’ piece wins Best of Show in Juried Art Competition

Sealaska Heritage Institute announces winners.

Ch’áak’ Aanyádi” (The High Caste Eagle) by Jerrod Galanin won Best of Show and Best of Carving and Sculpture Category in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s 2020 Juried Art Competition. (Courtesy Photo | SHI)
For First Friday, artist Crystal Cudworth will hold a one-hour long First Friday virtual workshop that will offer tips on how to assemble a canvas and basic rules necessary to begin an archival painting.(Courtesy Photo | Crystal Cudworth)

First Friday expands, blending virtual and in-person events

Other communities join the arts celebration, too.

For First Friday, artist Crystal Cudworth will hold a one-hour long First Friday virtual workshop that will offer tips on how to assemble a canvas and basic rules necessary to begin an archival painting.(Courtesy Photo | Crystal Cudworth)

Arts and activism are coming to a screen near you

Zines and pop-up shops could be coming later on.

Planet Alaska: Pandemic gardening follies

Mistakes or “learning experiences?”

Courtesy Photo | Andrew Kemmis Photography 
                                Alexis Sallee, one of the hosts of the Native Artists podcast and a filmmaker, was photographed at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020.
Courtesy Photo | Andrew Kemmis Photography 
                                Alexis Sallee, one of the hosts of the Native Artists podcast and a filmmaker, was photographed at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020.
Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Writers’ Weir: ‘Rain Forest’

A poem by Mary Lou Spartz.

Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Planet Alaska: The lungs of the island

“This place is the lungs-of-the-island,” my dad says. “The air is really clean up here.”

Writers’ Weir: ‘Cause and Effect’

Belugas no longer visit, he laments, and the sea ice thins earlier every year. His house sinks as permafrost no longer is. Seabirds wash up… Continue reading

A plantain grows in Wrangell. Harvesting wild foods takes a lifetime of learning, but Southeast Alaska has knowledgeable locals. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Traditional harvesting in a pandemic

Give space while we’re in the grocery store and also while we’re in the wilderness.

A plantain grows in Wrangell. Harvesting wild foods takes a lifetime of learning, but Southeast Alaska has knowledgeable locals. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
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Southeast artist wins major award

He’s a Tlingit master carver, UAS instructor and his work can be seen around Juneau.

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People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)

Sealaska Heritage plans a virtual celebration

Physical event postponed until next year.

People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)

Planet Alaska: Field guide to finding hope

Who and what are you sheltering for?