Category Archives: Clan Based Property

Public Testimony Against S. 872

The following is public testimony given by John Martin, Sr. of Hoonah, AK against S.872 – Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act. The bill is currently being considered by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. If … Continue reading

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Visiting at.óowu at the Portland Art Museum

In March I visited the Portland Art Museum along with some clan relatives and Aandeyein to view and handle Naanyaa.aayí at.óowu, Teikhweidi at.óowu and Raven (probaly Kiks.ádi) at.óowu dating back to the 1800’s. NAGPRA claims are in process or planned … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Sealaska Shareholder

Sit News by Frank Hopper June 03, 2013 Monday I was born in Juneau, although I have no memory of ever living there. My family moved to Seattle when I was only two. My Caucasian father never explained why, except … Continue reading

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Walking in Two Worlds: Tribes and Timber in Alaska’s Tongass Forest

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PIELC Panel: Cascadian Bioregionalism and the Indigenous Future

On Sunday I was in Eugene, Oregon for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference where I participated on a panel with Cascadian Bioregionalists which included the makers of Occupied Cascadia and a representative from the Portland State University Cascadia Branch. … Continue reading

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Breaking Tináa, Breaking Copper Shields, and Bringing Shame in Raven’s Bioregion

Namgis hereditary chief Beau Dick has broken a copper shield to shame the Canadian government and draw attention to environmental issues in the region that threaten Native people. Among my tribe, the Tlingit, we call such copper shields Tináa and … Continue reading

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Taku River Tlingit Joint Clan Forum Rejects Proposed Tulsequah Chief Project

via Market Wire ATLIN, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Nov. 28, 2012) – The Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN), faced with significant concerns about the state of Chieftain Metals’ proposal and negotiations, held a Joint Clan meeting on November 18, 2012 … Continue reading

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