Lyndsey Brollini, KTOO - Juneau

Juneau Lingít artist’s beadwork featured on Native comedy series ‘Reservation Dogs’

Lingít artist and Juneau local Kaasteen Jill Meserve recently had her beadwork featured in the Native comedy series “Reservation Dogs.” Even though there are only a handful of episodes out right now, the show is the talk of the Native community.
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Ironman triathlon is coming to Alaska for the first time with race in Juneau

The race will be on Aug. 7, 2022, and it will include a 2.4-mile swim in Auke Lake, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon in the Mendenhall Valley.
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Juneau restaurant highlights women chefs of color

Juneau Italian restaurant In Bocca Al Lupo staff wanted a dinner party. But they also wanted to highlight women chefs of color.
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One shot, one beer: A Juneau brewery’s bargain to get people vaccinated

As demand for the vaccine slows, providers are looking for creative ways to entice Alaskans to get vaccinated.
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Dunleavy signs bill protecting Unangax̂ cemetery in Funter Bay

During World War II, the U.S. government forced Unangax̂ people to live in an internment camp in Funter Bay on Admiralty Island; 30-40 people died and are buried in a cemetery there.
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First women, trans skateboarding session comes to Juneau

Around 20 women, trans and nonbinary-identifying people gathered at the Pipeline to skateboard.
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Bill protecting Unangax̂ cemetery in Southeast Alaska passes Legislature, awaits Dunleavy’s signature

When the Japanese military invaded the Aleutians during World War II, the U.S. government forced Unangax̂ people to live in two internment camps in Southeast Alaska. They were held there for two years and were not provided with basic necessities like clean water.
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Posts about missing and murdered Indigenous people disappeared from Instagram. The company says it was a mistake.

The morning after Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, Iñupiaq advocate Jacquii Lambert noticed that half of her stories she’d shared on Instagram about that day had disappeared. The company says it wasn't targeting advocates.