Willie Hensley, instrumental in the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, revisits the important and historic path to ANCSA.
Alaskans are bringing back a tool used by southeast Alaska Natives to catch halibut: the wooden halibut hook.
Alyssa London was the first person of Tlingit descent to be crowned Miss Alaska USA and went on to found a media production company.
An atasuaq is a tiny parka made with bird skins that Yup’ik mothers would use to keep their infants warm.
Lydia Dirks is a 20-year-old Unangax̂ artist living in Unalaska. Her work focuses on cultural revitalization and healing.
An apprenticeship teaches young people how to build an iqyax̂, the traditional kayak used by Unangan people of the Aleutian Islands.
Alaska steambath culture predates Western contact. Steambaths were a place for healing. Many rural cabins still have saunas.
Like stories of elves in Scandinavia or Menehune in Hawaii, indigenous Alaskans have stories of little people.
Chilkat blanket weaving is an important part of northwest coast culture. The stylized designs broadcast the wearer’s kin-group and social identity.
Princess Daazhraii Johnson is the creative producer for Molly of Denali, an animated children’s show that follows 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl who helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in the fictional community of Qyah. The show, which is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character, received a Peabody Award in 2020. Can you share with me the quick story of becoming a creative producer on Molly of Denali? I initially heard of the show when they were looking for a creative producer to come on board at the pilot stage. When I saw what they were trying to do it really resonated deeply with me because I’ve spent a lot of my life thinking about issues of representation. The history between the entertainment industry and indigenous people has not been a good relationship. So I really wanted to work…