Category Archives: Haida

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

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Assimilation Under Duress

We, the undersigned Alaskan Natives of Hydaburg, Alaska, hereby declare that we have given up our old tribal relationship that we recognize no chief of clan or tribal family…that we have discarded the totem in exchange for the stars and … Continue reading

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Sea Otter: a felony to hunt or a need to control the population?

Which way is it going to be? The feds have made their presence in southeast Alaska known, engaging in undercover investigations into sea otter hunting and trading which have resulted in one Haida hunter/furrier accepting a plea deal for a … 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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Sherman Roger Alexander vs United States: From our point of view

By Nahaan (son of Sherman Roger Alexander) February 05, 2013 Tuesday AM Letter of Support for Roger Alexander, Haida Hunter, Fisher, Gatherer, and Furrier. “I’m not saying that any of this is your fault, or even any of your grandparents … Continue reading

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Entrapped Haida Hunter/Furrier speaks about his experience

Read more about the case here and the Native community’s response here. Lingit Latseen’s article.

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Entrapped Haida Hunter Stands Trial in Juneau

Sherman Roger Alexander vs. United States case; 1:12-cr-00004-LCL Court date: Thursday January 17th, 2013 Federal Building Juneau, AK Top Floor 3pm Sherman Roger Alexander was entrapped by the federal government through the sale of a significantly altered sea otter skin. … Continue reading

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