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New website helps teach Inupiaq None 

New website helps teach Inupiaq

Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and beyond are learning the Inupiaq language with help from a website created by a fellow student.

Coastal Villages Announces Over $975,000 in People Propel® Benefits None 

Coastal Villages Announces Over $975,000 in People Propel® Benefits

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) will hold the eighth round of its People Propel® Program this fall. Since its launch in 2013, the program has helped over 1,500 residents of Western Alaska acquire newer, safer, and more efficient boats, motors, snow machines, ATVs, and other gear, totaling more than $15 million worth of equipment. Back by popular demand, the application period for Round 8 of the program begins on October 30th.

Coastal Villages Launches Second Year of “Ciuneq” Program None 

Coastal Villages Launches Second Year of “Ciuneq” Program

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has wrapped up the second year of its ninth-grade focused Ciuneq program, designed to give high-achieving students in Western Alaska an opportunity to explore educational pathways and careers that will be available to them if they continue to work hard in high school.

Executive Council Seats New 6th Vice President None 

Executive Council Seats New 6th Vice President

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce Sitka Delegate Wilbur Brown has been selected by the Executive Council to serve the remaining term (April 2018) of the 6th Vice President (VP) position. The seat was left vacant after the sudden passing of Edward K. (Sam) Thomas Jr. in June.

Part Land, Part Water – Always Native None 

Part Land, Part Water – Always Native

Our identity as indigenous peoples is informed by our deep connection to our lands and waters, no matter where we live and no matter which indigenous cultures we are blessed to be part of.

SEALASKA HERITAGE TO HOST NATIVE FASHION POP-UP BOUTIQUE None 

SEALASKA HERITAGE TO HOST NATIVE FASHION POP-UP BOUTIQUE

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will host a pop-up boutique in Juneau featuring pieces from popular designers of fashion inspired by Native designs.

Alaska Wild Salmon Celebrated in the Nation’s Capital None 

Alaska Wild Salmon Celebrated in the Nation’s Capital

Alaska Wild Salmon was on the menu and on the Congressional agenda this week in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week, Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced a resolution marking September as Alaska Wild Salmon month, which could be considered by the Senate this week.

Ahtna, Inc. Rejects Brenwick-Craig Road Settlement with State of Alaska None 

Ahtna, Inc. Rejects Brenwick-Craig Road Settlement with State of Alaska

Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna, Inc.) announced today that they have rejected a proposed settlement with the State of Alaska regarding lands along Brenwick-Craig (Klutina Lake) Road and near the Historic Gulkana Village off the Richardson Highway. The Ahtna, Inc. Board of Directors voted not to enter into settlement after taking into consideration comments from the affected villages in the region, as well as reviewing the comments submitted to the State during the public comment period.

SHI’s Baby Raven Literacy Program Wins Library Of Congress Award None 

SHI’s Baby Raven Literacy Program Wins Library Of Congress Award

The Library of Congress has selected Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads literacy program for its 2017 Best Practice Honoree award, making it one of only 15 programs in the world to receive the honor this year.

Grace Hawkins Promoted to Employment & Training Manager None 

Grace Hawkins Promoted to Employment & Training Manager

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce the promotion of Grace Hawkins to Employment & Training (E&T) Manager.