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Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Writers’ Weir: Unmitigated Fear

A poem submitted by reader Jack Campbell.

“Molly of Denali,” an animated show about an Alaska Native girl, her friends and family is expected to debut this summer. University of Alaska Southeast professor <span style="text-decoration: underline;">X</span>’unei Lance Twitchell started out as a language and culture consultant for the show but more recently has taken on a writing role. (Contributed Photo | (c) 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation)

Good golly, meet ‘Molly of Denali’

The show involves Alaska Native characters, voice actors and writers.

“Molly of Denali,” an animated show about an Alaska Native girl, her friends and family is expected to debut this summer. University of Alaska Southeast professor <span style="text-decoration: underline;">X</span>’unei Lance Twitchell started out as a language and culture consultant for the show but more recently has taken on a writing role. (Contributed Photo | (c) 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation)

Student research movie digs into Alaska’s colonized names

Sayéik is a Tlingit word that can be translated to mean voice of a spirit helper. Historically the name is associated with Douglas Island, and… Continue reading

Bald eagles fight over salmon on the outgoing tide near the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tlingit Word of the Week: ch’áak

This week’s word is ch’áak’, which means eagle.

Bald eagles fight over salmon on the outgoing tide near the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New play features 30 time jumps, 2 headstrong women and 1 original song

“Franklin,” Perseverance Theatre’s latest production, makes its premiere this week.

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Juneau Cabaret opens up ‘The Great American Songbook’

You’ll hear old tunes and learn new information. Juneau Cabaret’s ongoing “Great American Songbook” Series focuses on learning through live performances of music by classic… Continue reading

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

SHI announces new books; library shares bookmark winners

CCW news briefs for the week of Nov. 28, 2018.

They went from making music to making instruments

Paul Gardinier loves the exactitude. That’s the part of making string instruments that stands out as the Juneau man’s favorite. “It’s super precise,” Gardinier told… Continue reading

First-ever Artists and Authors Market a success

Four Juneau venues were bustling marketplaces Friday afternoon. Centennial Hall, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum and Juneau Arts & Culture Center… Continue reading

Alaska Native word of the week

This week’s word is s’áxt’, which means devil’s club.

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Tattoo parlor offers discounts, raise money for suicide prevention

In the coming weeks, you might see a lot more tattoos like the semicolon behind Amy Ridle’s right ear or the fresh one on her… Continue reading

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At candlelight vigil, Juneau residents remember transgender lives lost

Juneau’s LGBTQ community held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in honor of the transgender lives claimed by violence in the past year. The vigil was… Continue reading

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Lecture questions Western names for Native places

Names given by Alaska Natives to people and places are far from arbitrary.

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Salmonberry vinaigrette and cranberry ketchup: Here’s how to infuse traditional Alaska Native foods into your holiday dinner

With the holiday season coming up, we wanted to remind you of the local foods and recipes you can add into your holiday meals.