A group of people in Juneau spend an hour every Monday practicing Tlingit. They bring dictionaries and flashcards, look at handouts and do language exercises. But this isn’t a class. Download Audio
Tlingit elder and original Sealaska Native Corporation board member Clarence Jackson passed away Thursday at the age of 78. He’s being remembered for his contributions to the Native land claims movement, and for being an ambassador for Tlingit culture in both the business world and his personal life.
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A bill just heard by a Congressional committee would allow Tlingits from Hoonah to harvest seagull eggs in Glacier Bay. It would resume a tradition that ended when the former Native homeland became a national park. But it faces opposition from a nationwide environmental group.
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The Tlingit language includes 50 letters, including some sounds that are not found in other languages.
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The government of British Columbia has signed an agreement with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation that will avert future litigation over resource development at the Tulsequah Chief mine in the Taku River watershed, a transboundary river that flows out near Juneau.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute Cultural Center planned for downtown Juneau will be named for the Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff. Institute president Rosita Worl made the announcement Saturday during memorial services for Soboleff. Fundraising is underway for the Southeast Alaska Native cultural and visitors’ facility, to be built adjacent to Sealaska Regional Native Corporation headquarters.
Memorial services for the Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff will be carried live on statewide television Saturday. Beginning at 2 p.m., Doctor Soboleff will be remembered at a Grand Camp Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood service followed by a community memorial.
Saturday’s memorial service for Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff will be transmitted on public television’s 360 North cable channel. The service is at 2 pm at Centennial Hall in Juneau, followed by a celebration of life at the Native Brotherhood Hall.