Category Archives: Village Resilience

‘Don’t Let the Corporation Steal Our Land!’ Tlingit Elder Opposes Alaska Native Landless Bill

Frank Hopper’s article on opposition to the Alaska Native Lands Bill is a must read. Cited is public testimony given by Keiheenouk’, John Martin, Sr. of Hoonah, AK. The article is an excellent entry into the story of Alaska Natives’ … Continue reading

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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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Assimilate This! The Politics of Tlingit Food

By Frank Hopper I smell the subtle, nutty aroma of herring eggs boiling on the stove as I lay on the couch watching Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. It is 1968 and my mom, my Aunt Judy, and my Aunt Amy … Continue reading

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Canoes leave Douglas for Wrangell

Wish I could make it to Wrangell for this. By MARK D. MILLER JUNEAU EMPIRE Twenty people left Douglas early Wednesday afternoon aboard two canoes headed to Wrangell for the rededication of the Chief Shakes Tribal House, an historic clan … Continue reading

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Tongass official explains importance of wild salmon

Some view the resources of Lingit Aani as export commodities. Extraction practices leave Alaska Natives poor and destitute in our own land while others get rich off of what used to be ours. Juneau Empire The Tongass National Forest is … Continue reading

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

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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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