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Elizabeth Smart, national child safety activist and women’s empowerment speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Reclaiming Own and Renew Women’s Conference. Registration for the conference is still open. (Courtesy Photo)
Elizabeth Smart, national child safety activist and women’s empowerment speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Reclaiming Own and Renew Women’s Conference. Registration for the conference is still open. (Courtesy Photo)
“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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

Family shares items and stories for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

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

The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Why I support the vision behind the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center

I want to publicly express my support for the effort by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council to build a new Juneau Arts and Culture… Continue reading

The Willoughby District, including the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, is seen here on Jan. 4, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Front and Seward streets will be known as Heritage Square after a resolution passed by the City and Borough of Juneau. The resolution drew no opposition. The idea for Heritage Square was first proposed publicly three weeks ago during the unveiling of three bronze house posts outside of the Walter Soboleff Building. (Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Intersection of Front and Seward streets gets new name

The City and Borough of Juneau on Monday passed a resolution naming the intersection in front of the Walter Soboleff building “Heritage Square.” The resolution… Continue reading

Front and Seward streets will be known as Heritage Square after a resolution passed by the City and Borough of Juneau. The resolution drew no opposition. The idea for Heritage Square was first proposed publicly three weeks ago during the unveiling of three bronze house posts outside of the Walter Soboleff Building. (Courtesy photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Jennie Thlunaut (left) with weaving apprentice Anna Brown Ehlers. Thlunaut and Ehlers both were named National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986 and 2017 respectively. The award is the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. (Courtesy Photo | William L. Paul, Sr., Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Nonprofit buys final Chilkat blanket by renowned weaver

When she sold her final Chilkat blanket in 1985, famed Tlingit weaver Jennie Thlunaut wrote a notarized note to the buyer, Dr. Robert Page. In… Continue reading

Jennie Thlunaut (left) with weaving apprentice Anna Brown Ehlers. Thlunaut and Ehlers both were named National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986 and 2017 respectively. The award is the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. (Courtesy Photo | William L. Paul, Sr., Sealaska Heritage Institute)
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New bronze posts preserve Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian art

The three bronze posts unveiled under sunny skies Sunday afternoon also double as pillars.

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