Tsimshian artist David Robert Boxley of Metlakatla carved totems to guard the newest veterans memorial cemetery in Alaska’s southernmost town.
Alaskans are bringing back a tool used by southeast Alaska Natives to catch halibut: the wooden halibut hook.
Abel Ryan, a member of the Laxiboo clan of Metlakatla, is a Tsimshian artist and teacher who has worked in wood carving, metal engraving, painting, drum making, and other art forms.
Chilkat blanket weaving is an important part of northwest coast culture. The stylized designs broadcast the wearer’s kin-group and social identity.
Native Alaskans revere their past, present, future.
[by Steve Quin]
A treasure to its denizens, human and otherwise
[by Kerrie Flanagan]