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Annie at NativeCelebs on MySpace (Includes Singers, Bands and Music)

First Nation Woman discovers Europe over 1,000 years ago -- Scientists Suggest Native Woman Traveled to Europe 1,000 Years Ago (Indian Country Today Media ..... "Native woman story starts out with explorers from different nations worldwide passing each other like ships in the night without seeing each other over a thousand years ago. Explorers going in different directions", A.I.Seth

Honoring 102 year old Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff ... First Alaskans Magazine - February / March 2011 - MAN OF A CENTURY

65th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament -- March -20-26, 2011 (Offical Site)... Gold Medal Basketball Fan page

Kake wins 6th consecutive 'C' Bracket Championship. Kake 79 - Hoonah 75

Photo left -Kake’s Rudy Bean goes up for a basket between Hoonah’s Albert Hinchman, left, and Gary Brown Jr ... Photo center - Kake's Rudy Bean celebrates after beating Hoonah in the C Bracket ... Photo right -Kake's Rudy Bean celebrates with Nick Davis, center, and Lloyd Davis after beating Hoonah -- Photos by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire

6 and counting for Kake By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Bean’s 23 points were a game high, and Peterson’s 22 were enough for second. Lloyd Davis had 13 for Kake and David Watkins rounded out the team’s double-digit scorers with 12, including three 3-pointers ... Jay Peterson MVP.

Angoon are repeat Champions in 'B' Bracket. Angoon 101 - Haines 84

Photo left - Angoon's Ozelle Jamestown dribbles down on Haines big man Ben Egolf during the B Bracket championship Photo by Klas Stolpe /Juneau Empire ... Photo center Angoon's Clayton Edwin hits lay up in Gold Medal Basketball Photo by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire ... Angoon's Jordan Jamestown scores over Haines' Tyler Healy Photo by Klas Stolpe /Juneau Empire

Angoon goes back-to-back Clayton Edwin scores 32 points, Jamestown brothers combine for 40 By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Edwin’s 32 points led all scorers in the game while Jordan Jamestown scored 26 on the night. Curtis Lane scored 16 points for Angoon and Ozelle Jamestown accounted for 14, with John Croasman Jr. pitching in 10 ... Clayton Edwin MVP

Hoonah wins 'M' Bracket Championship. Hoonah 55 - Yakuta 39

Photo left - Hoonah's Greg Garcia shoots over Yakutat's Joe Jensen during the Masters Bracket final of the 65th Annual Gold Medal Tournament ... Photo right - Hoonah's Louie White Sr. passes away from Yakutat's Joe Klushkan -- Photos by Michael Penn /Juneau Empire

Hoonah masters Yakutat for crown By Matthew Tynan | JUNEAU EMPIRE

Garcia score 22 points and fellow All-Tournament selection Ken Willard Jr. 18 points. Greg Garica MVP

Gold Medal Tournament Sparks Rivalries, Respect by Case Kelly (Alaska Public Radio Network) (MP3 format need Realplayer or Windows Media Player) ..... Gold Medal Basketball Championship Games online KINY Radio - Juneau, Alaska

National Basketball stories: Alaska's Carlos Boozer -- Shauna Long, a senior point guard at Standing Rock High, in Lake Oswego, Ore -- Choctaw phenom and former NBA/Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown champion Kenny Dobbs.

Chicago Bulls Highlights Mix Return to Glory 2011with Carlos Boozer ... Shauna Long Basketball Phenom Highlight Reel - Indian Country Today Media - Shauna Long was recently selected by Sports Illustrated for their long-standing “Faces in the Crowd” section ... Watch Kenny Dobbs, Best Dunker Ever - Indian Country Today Media

Dennis Rodman makes Basketball Hall of Fame.


48-year-old Inupiat John Baker’s wins the Iditarod in record time, eight days, 19 hours and 46 minutes.First Alaska Native to win in 35-years (the last was Jerry Riley, who won in 1976)- Indian Country Today Media, March 16, 2011


Human Photons Beam to Earth in Sacred Power Super Bowl Commercial | Indian Country Today Media (February 8, 2011) ... 2nd Video - anther Favorite 2011 Super Bowl Commerical - The Force (Darth Vader) - Volkswagen 2011 Super Bowl Commercial.

Preston Singletary, "Raven Stealing the Moon," 2006, glass, 17 x 10 x
6.6", at The Heard Museum.
Continuing through February 6, 2011
The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Preston Singletary part of the "Artscene: Celebrate the Holidays with the Current Top Shows in the Western U.S". (Huffington Post)

Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in Competition , January 20 - 30, 2011

Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic -- On the Ice (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean) - On the snow-covered Arctic tundra, two teenagers try to get away with murder. Cast: Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, Sierra Jade Sampson.

Official On the Ice site


The Art of Flight: New Snowboarding Movie coming Fall 2011 (Huffington) ... Lindsey Jacobellis wins gold and Callan Chythlook-Sifs wins the silver at X Games (January 30, 2011) -- Callan Chythlook-Sifsof's Blog


Archie Cavanaugh's new CD/Album released:Alaska Jazz

All that Alaska Jazz: Archie Cavanaugh By Katie Spielberger | CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY | Juneau Empire

Native Guitar Jam ( Sealaska Heritage Institute News)

A celebration of Native guitarists with musicians Andy Cadiente, Cyril George, Sr., Betty Marvin, and Rico Worl. Centennial Hall, Juneau, Alaska. Sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute

Veterans Day - November 11 - Gunalchéesh (Thank You)

Remembering our veterans (Gallery) ... Post your veteran photo (ADN)

Honoring our Troops and Veterans ... U.S. and Coalition Casualties (CNN)

US Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha, Iowa received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on Nov. 16, 2010. Staff Sergeant Giunta’s fellow soldiers, his teammates and brothers from Battle Company, 2d of the 503d of the 173d Airborne Brigade were part of the White House ceremony. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta's mother is Rosemary Giunta and father Steve Giunta, his wife Jenny Giunta.

Salvatore Giunta To Get Medal Of Honor, 1st Living Afghan War Veteran Receiving One By Michael J. Crumb (Sept, 2010, Huffington Post) ... Soldier will be first living Medal of Honor recipient from current wars By Leo Shane III and Kent Harris (Sept, 2010, Stars and Stripes) ... "War" excerpt about Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta’s actions from Stars and Stripes (Sept, 2010)

Outpost Films Presents 'The Sal Giunta Story', from 'Restrepo' a film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. This fourteen-minute video tells his story. The complete movie of 'Restrepo' will air on the National Geographic Channel on November 29, 2010.

95 out of 239 5th Stryker brigade's wounded soldiers rejoined the formation at Watkins Field parade ground. Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson pins the Silver Star on Staff Sgt. Jarret D. Brown of Hoonah, Alaska ..... Hoonah soldier awarded Silver Star By Pat Forgey (Juneau Empire, Aug, 2010)

Welcome Home 5th Stryker brigade (AP, July, 2010) - Over 4,000 Troops returned home from a year long Afghanistan deployment. 239 of the brigade's soldiers were wounded and 95 of those rejoined the formation at the Watkins Field parade ground. Staff Sgt. Jarrett Brown from Hoonah, Alaska, was awarded the Silver Star. He was recognized for his actions when his unit came under attack in the Arghandab River Valley on Aug. 24. Brown exposed himself to heavy enemy fire three times in an effort to slow the enemy’s advance and drag his gunner to safety. Staff Sgt. Jarrett Brown is a HHS graduate and eldest son to mother Julie Jackson and father Joe Brown.

Latseen Benson update, Photo Left, (March, 2011) Latseen Benson competes in the U.S. Adaptive Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort in Alaska (The Anchorage Daily News) ..... 2nd Photo Left, (Oct, 2010) Benson is wheelchair champion By Manuel Moreno Jr. League City’s Latseen Benson won the men’s wheelchair “C” division singles championship at the Houston Fall Festival tennis tournament ..... 3rd Photo from left (July, 2010) Iraq war veteran Latseen Benson competes in National Veterans Wheelchair Games - This is the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, this event offers 17 different sports ..... Also in May Latseen Benson (Photo Right) joined other injured war veterans as they prepare to kick off their 3 day 'Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride' to San Diego at Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles on May 19, 2010. The ride brought together thirty wounded warriors from current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to ride on adaptive equipment from Los Angeles to San Diego ..... Wounded Warrior Project web site. Latseen served with the 101st Airborne.

First Arctic test run for wounded soldiers headed for North Pole in World Record attempt March 2011- By Frank Gardner, BBC May, 2010 ... Harry hopes to join wounded on trek to North Pole. (March, 2010, Telegraph) Prince Harry has said he hopes to join injured servicemen on a North Pole expedition. The team hopes to enter the record books by becoming the first amputees to reach the remote destination. Harry, 25, is patron of the expedition campaign, which was set up this year to raise a target of £1 million to rehabilitate injured service personnel back into employment ... Walking with The Wounded Web site ... Meet the Team - Simon Daglish, Edward Parker, Inge Solheim, Martin Hewitt, Guy Disney, Jaco Van Gass.

Bailey Johnson update March, 2011 -- Angoon are repeat Champions. Angoon 101 - Haines 84 for 2011 'B' Bracket Championship

Bailey Johnson March, 2010 update (Middle Picture) - War Veteran Bailey Johnson part of the team that helped Angoon win their first B Bracket title in 32 years. Bailey continues to serve with the Alaska National Guard ... Angoon wins first B Bracket title in 32 years over Haines - Tournament MVP Jordan Jamestown led Angoon in scoring with 33 points on the evening, while Curtis Lane pitched in 25 Saturday night. John Croasmum contributed 15 points, while Ozelle Jamestown pitched in 11. But his value was not seen in the scoring department. While there are no official statistics for rebounding, Ozelle Jamestown was clearly a force down low by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) (Photos by Klas Stolpe and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010 ..... Picture right - Southeast Champ Angoon's Bailey Johnson (6-0-0), 24, 160 pounds rocks Former Champ Juneau's Aaron Tucker (17-5-0), 21, 175 pounds in rematch on Oct 26, 2010 at Roughhouse Boxing at Marlintini's Lounge in Juneau Alaska. Like the Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearn matches the Johnson vs Tucker fights are fast becoming a classic boxing series for their times in their weight division in Southeast Boxing history ... Anther great match Southeast Boxing fans will remember on this night - 'Cobra' earns decision over Duckworth' by Klas Stolpe (Juneau Empire, Oct 26, 2010)

Video Left - Sgt. Adam Sniffen from the 101st Airborne Division delivers the game ball via parachute before the Michigan vs. MSU game at Michigan Stadium in Oct, 2010 (YouTube) ...... Video Right - Soccer Star David Beckham visits Afghanistan rallies the Brits, Nato Allies and our Troops.

2010 midterm Elections

Alaska Democratic Party - Congratulations to the Alaska Democratic Candidates. Includes Alaska Democrats who will be leading Alaska in Juneau and representing our Alaska communities.

Still Winners in our eye --

2010 Alaska Democrats - for Governor, Ethan Berkowitz... For Lt. Governor Diane Benson
... For Congress Harry Crawford ... For U.S. Senate Scott McAdams

Celebration 2010

Watch Celebration 2010 live! ... Over 5,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian and 50 dance groups from Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 states are in Juneau attending Celebration 2010.

Celebration June 3-5, 2010 in Juneau (Sealaska Hertiage Institute) ... Follow Celebration 2010 on Tweeter

WINNERS OF JURIED ART COMPETITION ANNOUNCED -- Traditional Art ... # Best of Show- “Tlingit Helmet” by Wayne Price, # 1st Place- “Copper Child” by Lily Hudson, # 2nd Place- Untitled Ravenstail Weave by Shgen George, # 3rd Place- “Spruce Root Hat” by Merle Anderson ........ Contemporary Art ... # Best of Show- “Cedar Bark Hat Box” by Merle Anderson, # 1st Place- “Crisco Berry Surprise” by Corey Stein, # 2nd Place- “Cycle of Life” by Chloe French, # 3rd Place- “Raven and the Beauty of Eagle Spirit” by Lance Twitchell ........ Over 20 other artists were chosen to exhibit.

Congratulations to Winners of the 2010 seaweed contest - David Williams, 1st; Wilbert Kadake, 2nd! ...... Winners of the 2010 soapberry contest are Doris McLean 1st, Fran Neumann 2nd, Louise Gordon 3rd!

Revisiting Celebration 2008 Parade (Video) ... Tlingit Dancers Celebration 2008 (Video)

Garfied Katases's Famous Alaska Fry Bread at Celebration 2010, June 3-10 - Garfield's fry bread blog!

Gold Medal Basketball, March -21-27, 2010 - Gold Medal Dunk Contest:Like Real-Life NBA Jam ... Gold Medal Basketball Fan Site ... David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010 ... 64th Tournament Gold Medal Basketball Official site -- Includes 2010 Gold Metal Photos by Ross Soboleff, Juneau Lions Club ... NBA.COM - Where amazing happens ... Top 10 'Circus' Shots (NBA YouTube) ... WNBA ... Follow March Madness : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News (Huffington Post) ...

CHAMPS: Lakers Win NBA Title In Thrilling Game 7 Comeback (Huffington Post) ... THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS ... NBA - Official Home of the NBA on YouTube for international viewers ... NBA Finals Lakers vs Celtics - Best YouTube Tributes by fans for -- Lakers Anthem 2010 : Featuring Ice Cube, Ray J, Chino ... VS ... "Banner 18" - The 2010 Boston Celtics Anthem

Duke Wins 2010 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Duke Tops Butler, 61-59, In A Thriller (Huffington Post) ... Duke Slips Past Butler to Win Its 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Title (YouTube) ... Revisitng a Carlos Boozer moment - Duke Basketball 2001 Championship Highlights (Video) ... UConn Women's Basketball Wins Second Straight NCAA Championship On Back-To-Back Undefeated Seasons (Huffington Post)

2010 Gold Medal Basketball winning teams

Kake's MVP Rudy Bean scores 28 points over Sitka in leading Kake to a record breaking 5th straight Tournament championship in C bracket. - Nick Davis scores in double digits for Kake. Peterson and Lloyd Davis threw in nine and eight points, respectively, while Kip Howard contributed six points by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) Photos by Mark Penn and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010

Angoon wins first B Bracket title in 32 years over Haines - Tournament MVP Jordan Jamestown led Angoon in scoring with 33 points on the evening, while Curtis Lane pitched in 25 Saturday night. John Croasmum contributed 15 points, while Ozelle Jamestown pitched in 11. But his value was not seen in the scoring department. While there are no official statistics for rebounding, Ozelle Jamestown was clearly a force down low by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) (Photos by Klas Stolpe and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010 ... Bailey Johnson update (Middle Picture) - War Veteran Bailey Johnson part of the team that helped Angoon win their first B Bracket title in 32 years. Bailey continues to serve with the Alaska National Guard.

Klawock masters Hoonah to win M bracket crown - Experience prevails as Klawock wins, 89-76. Scudero led all scorers with 31 points, finding his way inside for tough buckets and getting to the free throw line. Sam Peters, the tournament MVP, was second on the team in scoring with 17 points, while Dewey Skan and Sid Edenshaw each chipped in 12. Greg Stigen dropped 10 points as the fifth Klawock player to score in double digits by Matthew Tynan (Juneau Empire 3/28/10) Photos by Mark Penn and David Sheakley Photography - Gold Medal Basketball 2010

Honoring our mish-mash of Gold Medal basketball heroes - 1989 Kake ANB team (Photo Courtesy of Archie Cavanaugh) ... 2010 Gold Metal Photos by Ross Soboleff, Juneau Lions Club

Carlos Boozer takes a moment to speak with the Juneau Empire during his Aug 2009 local basketball camp in Juneau, Alaska. (Video) ... President Obama Welcomes the Los Angeles Lakers (YouTube) - The President welcomes the Los Angeles Lakers to the White House to honor them for winning the 2009 NBA Championship. January 25, 2010 ... Revisiting Q&A with legend Dewey Skan (2004 interview)

In Tlingit lore the Raven is the trickster ... RAVEN CREATED THE WORLD—AND THEN HE CREATED BASKETBALL

Garfied Katases's Famous Alaska Fry Bread at Gold Medal Basketball March 21-27, 2010 - Garfield's fry bread blog!

Tlingit Musican Archie Cavanaugh Jr running for office - For all the Juneau Tlingit & Haida Community Council members: vote Archie Cavanaugh Jr as a write-in for delegate status to run for President of the Central Council ... Central Council - Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska 2010 Tribal Election Information ... Archie Cavanaugh's official site ... Archie's dad is Gold Medal Hall of Famer Archie Cavanaugh Sr

SHI Trustees Ethel Lund and Marlene Johnson were inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame in March. The accomplished author, poet and Tlingit scholar Nora Dauenhauer also was among those inducted, as was Native leader Georgianna Lincoln, a former state senator. Congratulations! (March 2010) ... Indianz.Com Message Board - Honoring Strong Women

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof - Official site of Callan Chythlook-Sifsof: SnowBoardercross Racer ... Callen's 2010 Schedule and results

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof becames first Native Alaskan to compete in the Winter Olympics by Linda Robertson (Miami Herald) Callan Chythlook-Sifsof became the first Native Alaskan to compete in the Winter Olympics when she took part in the women's snowboardcross event

First Alaska Native Olympian Callan Chythlook-Sifsof by Mike Campbell (Juneau Empire). Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Yup'ik-Inupiaq) selected to the 2010 United States Winter Olympic National Ski and Snowboard Team ... Callan Chythlook-Sifsof(red) in action 2008 (YouTube) ... Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is Leaning toward Dartmouth College and planning to study flight and aeronautics with the intent of someday becoming an astronaut...When it comes to scholastics, Callan digs math and science - "however, lately, I have enjoyed some of the philosophical discussions in humanities" ... Callan does need help. This is her donation page on her site ... This is her email ... Meet our 2010 US Olympic SBX Snowboarding Team (YouTube)

Seth Wescott Wins Snowboardcross Gold With Huge Comeback by Eddie Pells (AP/Huffington Post) ... Seth Westcott snowboarding in Alaska during his annual heli-trip to Alaska 2009. (YouTube) ... Seth Wescott | Professional Snowboarder | Official Site

Shaun White Wins Gold, DOMINATES Olympic Halfpipe Competition by Eddie Pells (AP/Huffington Post) ... Shaun White's private pipe - Red Bull Project X (YouTube) ... Shaun White snowboarding at 11 years old (YouTube) ... Shaun White's official website ... Snowboarding Dunk Contest In Halfpipe VIDEO: Like Real-Life NBA Jam - With Shaun White capturing a gold medal with his epic runs in the halfpipe, it's only appropriate that we salute all his hard work and general awesomeness by having dunk contest... on snowboards in a halfpipe. Here's to you, Shaun. (Huffington Post)

Scotty Lago dedicates Olympic bronze medal halfpipe run to Kevin Pearce and Danny Davis ... Scotty Lago makes a sensational trick (2009 YouTube) ... Scotty Lago on Twitter

Hannah Teter Wins Silver, Kelly Clark Takes Bronze In Women's Halfpipe by Eddie Pells (AP/Huffington Post) ... Hannah Teter official site ... Hannah Teter first video(YouTube) ... Kelly Clark site ... Nick GAS - Time Out - Kelly Clark - Pro Snowboarder (YouTube) ... Still winners in our eyes Lindsey Jacobellis official site ... Faye Gulini site

The Olympic pride of a Native Alaskan snowboarder By Will Graves (Feb 10, 2010, AP/Washington Post)

Speaking with Callan Chythlook-Sifsof | NBC Olympics - Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, a native of Alaska, is the first Yupik Eskimo (Inuit) to be named to the U.S. ski and snowboard team.

2010 Winter Olympic Games medals revealed (Video - CCTV-International) - Check out this bling The medals feature original West Coast aboriginal designs of an orca and a raven. In an Olympic first, each medal is unique, featuring part of an image cropped from two large master artworks by Corrine Hunt, a Canadian designer and artist of Komoyue and Tlingit heritage based in Vancouver.

Aboriginal Pavilion to open its doors in time for the 2010 Winter Games - Feature Stories : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics ... Olympic tourists descend on native sites - Amazing response to arts, crafts by Suzanne Fournier (Montreal Gazette)

*******************ABORIGINAL PAVILLION MUST SEE*******************
The Aboriginal Pavillion is located at 650 Hamilton Street Just Across from the Sandman Hotel and Sharks Club in the Front of Queen Elizabeth Theatre

~ THE DOME @ the Aboriginal Pavillion ~
FEB 12 Buffy Sainte - Marie
FEB 13 Young at Heart - Feat. Sister Says & INEZ
FEB 16 Cold Cuts - Feat. Sandy Scofiel, Spakwus Slolem, and Ian Ross
FEB 17 Plain Talking - Feat.Soul Paua and Kinnie Starr
FEB 21 Blues Indigo - Feat. Murray Porter, Leanne Goose, Shakti Hayes, Jared Sowan, Pat Braden
FEB 26 - Taku Kwann Taku River Tlingits from Atlin BC at THE DOME @ the Aboriginal Pavillion.They will also be at Celebration 2010 in Juneau, Alaska in June
FEB 27 Crossing Bridges - Feat. Jason Burnstick
FEB 28 The Road Forward - Created & Directed by Marie Clements. Feat.Evan Adams, Pura Fe, Leela Gilday, Byron Chief Moon, Jennifer Kreisberg, Michelle St. John and Kevin Loring.
FEB 28 Digging Roots

~ THE CHIEFS HOUSE @ the Aboriginal Pavillion ~

FEB 22 Royal House of Hip Hop - Feat. Feenix, Team Rez Official, Ostwelve, Kaiva and Def 3


FEB 13 PREMIER DESIGNERS SHOWCASE Angela DeMontigny | Dorothy Grant | Pam Baker

FEB 14 4 MINI SHOWCASES Kim Picard | Nadine Spence | Louie Gong / Pam Baker

FEB 15 4 MINI SHOWCASES Tammy Beauvais | Tracy Toulouse / Angela DeMontigny

FEB 15 - JOEY STYLEZ Aboriginal Artisan Village and Business Showcase Dtwn Campus VCC

FEB 16 EMERGING DESIGNERS SHOWCASE Kim Picard | Tammy Beauvais / Tracy Toulouse | Nadine Spence / Louie Gong | Cowichan Knitters

Lawmakers consider adding Native references to Alaska state song - The last time state lawmakers tried to add references to Alaska Natives and a message of unity to the official state song, it was divisive and failed. That was 2002. Eight years later, supporters of adding a second verse to "Alaska's Flag" believe the state's indigenous people will finally get recognition. "There's a different mentality now," says state Sen. Albert Kookesh, a Tlingit and leader in the Alaska Federation of Natives. A bill to officially add the verse is working through committees. The verse references Benny Benson, the Native boy who in 1927 designed the territorial flag that eventually became the state flag. (The Associated Press)

Tlingit Artist and Musician Silver Jackson (Nicholas Galanin) Was selected (1 of 12 international artists) to participate in N.Americas largest Contemporary Art Symposium! ... Galanin's tsu heidei shugaxtutaan (YouTube Video) from 2006 ... Galanin's music Silver Jackson on MySpace

Actress Diane Benson channels Elizabeth Peratrovich in new film "For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska," co-written and produced by Silverman (Blueberry Productions) ... Elizabeth Peratrovich was an important Alaska civil rights activist, working on behalf of equality for Alaska native peoples. She was the single driving force behind the passage of the state's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States (from Wikipedia) ... Indian Country Today Mobile Edition - Politics - Alaskan actress and activist Diane Benson mounts campaign for office by Neva Reece, Today correspondent. Jan 22, 2010)

Walter Soboleff celebrates 101 years By Klas Stolpe | JUNEAU EMPIRE (Nov 13, 2009) - Tlingit elder's wishlist includes world peace and the wild game stews of his youth.


"The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics." Edited by Maria Shaa Tláa Williams. By Wally Olson | For the juneau empire

Alaska Native subsistence rights moved to July 28, 2010 in State Court

Alaska Native man to challenge fishing citation (

Alaska Sen. Albert Kookesh (D) is gearing up for a major fight over Native subsistence rights. Kookesh, 61, and three others were cited by a state wildlife officer for exceeding fishing catch limits. But he says the state has no jurisdiction over Native subsistence activities on federal land. "We need to challenge the state of Alaska coming in the back door trying to manage subsistence on federal lands," Kookesh told the Associated Press.

Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, right, smiles as, from left, Carolyn Noe; his son, Walter Kookesh; wife, Sally; and daughter, Reanna, sit in the gallery (AP Photo/Seanna O'Sullivan - 2005, Boston Globe)

More subsistence right news

Monday, August 3, 2009 – Salmon Ban on the Yukon River: (listen) - Native America Calling Radio

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has banned commercial fishing for king salmon along the Yukon River and is limiting subsistence fishing. The ban is in response to the state not meeting their treaty agreement with Canada for the past two years to deliver 45,000 kings via the Yukon. But groups of Native fishermen are ignoring the ban – facing possible jail time, heavy fines and equipment seizure. How will village residents make it through another tough winter if they’re not allowed to fish this summer? Guest is Ann Strongheart (Yu’pik) from the village of Nunam Iqua.

Charlie Hill and the First ever Indian Comedy Slam -

Indian Comedy Slam -


63rd Gold Medal Tournament -- March -22-28, 2009


Kake 4-peats in C Bracket - Teammates steal the show from repeat MVP Rudy Bean in 115-97 win By Trent Makela | JUNEAU EMPIRE Juneau Green keeps Masters title at home - Billings' 18 points, stream of 3-pointers lead Green to win By Trent Makela
Huna repeats in B with epic finish - Bracket's Most Valuable Player Travis Dybdahl pumps in game-high 32 points for 87-84 win Saturday By Jeff Kasper | For the Juneau Empire ... 2009 C & Master Brackets award winners


Gold Medal Basketball in Juneau is serious stuff - From Larry McNeil's Blog. (Photo by Larry McNeil)

Gold Medal Basketball coverage (Juneau Empire) ... 2009 Team Photos (Juneau Lions Club) ... Capital City Gold Medal 2009 Special Sections Page

NBA All-Stars Weigh In On Obama's B-Ball Skills (Huffington Post Video) CNN State of the Union host John King sits down with basketball greats Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Chris Paul to analyze the president's b-ball skills. Barack Obama Basketball Mixtape (Youtube) Barack Obama drains 3-point jumper on first try in Kuwait visting Troops (Youtube Video) ... Carlos Boozer interview ... 2008 USA Gold Medal Basketball Olympic Team

The History of Gold Medal with Dr. Walter Soboleff and members of the Juneau Lions Club ... Revisiting Q&A with legend Dewey Skan (Juneau Empire) ... Gold Medal winners by town (Juneau Empire) ... Gold Medal Hall of Fame (Juneau Empire) ... Three inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame - The late Ivan Gamble, Sr, Glen Padgett and George Erickson

Cool Videos - Kobe Bryant can jump over cars? ... Dwight Howard can dance? ... ORIGINAL jabbawockeez ... Shaq & Kobe 09 NBA All-Star Game (YouTube) ... Current best music tributes by fans for ... Dwight Howard mix ... Kobe Bryant mix

Honoring all the Great Gold Medal defensive players and rebounders(Dennis Rodman Youtube) and WNBA Players

Three Native designers featured during New York Fashion Week - Virgil Ortiz, a potter and fashion artist from Cochiti Pueblo, N.M.; Patricia Michaels, a clothing designer from Taos Pueblo and Dorothy Grant, a Haida from Ketchikan Alaska who currently operates her company from Vancouver, British Columbia. By Eileen C. Shimizu, Indian Country Today correspondent (March 3, 2009) Diesel 'Liquid Space' Holographic Fashion Show

Army National Guard Bailey Johnson update - Gold Metal Basketball Star wins Boxing Title ...

Showtime at Southeast Showdown - 22-year-old Bailey Johnson wins title belt from Aaron "Red Baron Tucker" ...."I think this was the best fight of the night," said promoter Bob Haag .... also Shaun Guthrie and Tongan Toni Talamai all grabbed respective title belts at the 2009 Roughhouse Boxing Southeast Showdown Friday at Marlintini's Lounge by Courtney Nelson (May 15, 2009)

Reigning champ falls in Friday night fights - Angoon's Bailey Johnson surprises Juneau's "Red Baron" Tucker By Courtney Nelson | For the Juneau Empire. Twenty-two-year-old Bailey Johnson, of Angoon, shocked the packed crowd at Marlintini's Lounge Friday for the monthly Roughhouse fights. Johnson picked up an electrifying victory over 2008 Roughhouse Southeast Showdown Champion 19-year-old Aaron "The Red Baron" Tucker, of Juneau. For Fans of Aaron "The Red Baron" Tucker Aaron has sucessfully made the transition to extreme boxing and is a considered a future champ in this sport which combines martial arts and boxing. Bailey and Aaron two cool celebrities we wanted to honor!

Bailey Johnson served a 15 month deployment tour in Kuwait and Iraq with the Alaska Army National Guard. The Alaska Army National Guard also provided "around the clock" highway security for convoys driving in southern Iraq. Bailey was also a Gold Medal Basketball MVP in 2007 leading Angoon to the Intermediate Bracket Championship while on leave from the Middle east. Bailey Johnson is one of the Gold Medal Basketball stars in the B Bracket playing for Angoon today ... Honoring our Troops

Valentine reigns supreme 

Going for the belt: Juneau Boxing Legend Al "Mean Machine" Valentine (right) lands a punch on "Crown" Royal Hudson Friday night during the Roughouse Boxing Southeast Showdown. Valentine won the heavyweight title belt after defeating Hudson. Photo by David Sheakley / Juneau Empire ... Valentine reigns supreme - By Courtney Nelson | FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE (May 12, 2008). Al Valentine is a veteran of over a hundred pro and amatuer fights ... Also honoring Wayne "Koosh-da-ka" Fu, 58 wins one for the elderly By Courtney Nelson | For the Juneau Empire (February 15, 2009)

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean - Barrow film honored at Sundance festival Inupiaq-language drama can be viewed online today By SARAH HENNING (ADN)

Barrow Alaskas Suurimmaanitchuat Dancers marching in Obama's presidential inaugural parade (YouTube)

Facebook - Watch for the Inupiaq Eskimo Dance Group in the Inaugural Parade on Facebook - This event is planned to start at 2:30 pm on Jan 20, 2009.

Obama/Biden '08 ... supporters in Barrow, Alaska

Grammy winner Micki Free 

Micki Free

American Indian Inaugural Ball - The 2009 American Indian Inaugural Ball brings together Native leaders, organizations, artists, musicians, and professionals from across the country. Here are the featured Performers - Jana, Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, Michael Bucher,
Phoenix, Micki Free, Keith Secola, Martha Redbone, Shea Keck,Derek Miller, Levi and the Plateros,Hawk, Gary Farmer, Casper.

Native Music Rocks and AIS put together incredible lineup By Vincent Schilling (Indian Country Today - January 21, 2009)


Yaaw Tei Yi Dancers, a Tlingit group from Juneau, Alaska who performed at the National Museum of the American Indian Multicultural Festival as Part of Inaugural Events.

Bono, Bruce, Beyonce to play inaugural concert - Reuters - By Jessica Letkemann NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on January 18.

This is our very own online Rolling Stones concert for Obama/Biden, Senator Begich and our very own Senator Albert Kookesh - Alaska State Legislature.

Our experts on Alaskan Politics are Senator Albert Kookesh, Nancy Barnes, Dewey Skan and Georgia Lincoln.

Quyana Alaska (Video) ... Quyana Tlingit & Haida dancers from Anchorage (Video) ... More Quyana Alaska on Youtube ... at Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.

Archie Cavanaugh releases 'Love Birds' on MySpace


Photo Left by Getty Images of David Blaine - Central Park .... Photo Right by Mario Miranda-Brasil of Artist Jesse Cooday

David Blaine begins 60 hour upside-down stunt in Central Park in New York City 8-23-08 - Downside to stunt he may go blind! ... David ... David Blaine's Dive of Death (8-24-08) We are also attempting to promote David Blaine to create art in Space. Space tourism is the future. Check out the Tlingit National Anthem retold by Robert Willard Jr. - His family version from Angoon - 4 Tlingit women volunteered to go under a dangous glacier ice cavern the Tlingit Nation followed. We have our favorite media picture of David Baine encased in ice for the event he did in Times Sq on the Willard's Tlingit Anthem story. Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever Houdini Award From Scranton's Famous Houdini Museum.

Native Voices: Contemporary Indigenous Art (New York CIty) - The 3 exhibits Include Tlingit Artists Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Jesse Cooday, Nicholas Galanin and Tanis Maris Seiltin ... Kentler International Drawing Space February 8 – March 23. Kentler Opening Pictures ... Native Voices at LIU opens March 6 - March 29
... Five Myles Exhibit March 9 - April 19 ... Co-curators Deborah Everett and Raquel Chapa ... Exhibit of Native art debuts in Brooklyn (Indian County Today) ... Native Artist Nicholas Galanin Featured in five myles Exhibition

Native American Actors - NativeCelebs - famous American Indian celebrities, singers, bios, celebrity pictures, hollywood, models, movies, television info ... Our Celebrities: Irene Bedard (Inupiat and Cree) ... Sheila Tousey ... Adam Beach (Ojibwa) ... Graham Greene (II) ... Val Kilmer... John Trudell (Santee Sioux) ... Tantoo Cardinal (Metis/Cree) ... Wes Studi (Cherokee) ... Gary Farmer (Cayuga) ... Johnny Depp ... Evan Adams (Coast Salish) ... Gene Tagaban (Tlingit) ... Diane Benson (Tlingit) ... Dorothy Grant ,,, Rodney Grant (Omaha) ... Chris Eyre ... Pena Bonita …Rosario Dawson ... Quentin Tarantino ... ... Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Dakota) ... Terry Jones ...... Andrew Okpeaha McLean ... ... Jay Tavare ... Tommy Lee Jones .. Eric Schweig ... James Earl Jones ... Elvis Presley ... Rachel McLish ...Alex Rice (Mohawk) ... Ryan Victor Pierce ... Joe Cross ... Salli Richardson (Cherokee) ... Chaske Spencer ... Eddie Spears (Lakota) ... Rita Coolidge (Cherokee) ... Kim Basinger ... Jennifer Tilly ... Cameron Diaz ... Buffy Sainte-Marie ... Native Joy (Harjo) ... Jennifer Rice... Jason Turner ... Ulali ... Wayquay ... Leafarrow ... Spiderwoman Theater ... Lisa Mayo …Gloria Miguel … Muriel Miguel ... Jane Lind (Aleut) … Donna Couteau Cross ... Hortensio Colorado … Elvira Colorado … Coatlicue Theatre ... Pamyua ... Martha Redbone ... Native Joy (Harjo) ... Robbie Robertson ... Joanne Shenandoah ... Silverclound Singers ... Wayquay ... Roger Kuhn ... Jasmine Netsena ... John Trudell ... Pura Fé ... Indigenous ... Lila Downs ... Sami Sargent .. Sarain Carson ... Blackfire ... Soni Moreno ... Hulleah J. TsinhnahjinnieLarry McNeil ... Shooweee ka ... Jason LujanHelen McNeil ... Nathen Jackson ... Miranda Belarde-Lewis ... Raquel Chapa ...... Brad Kahlhamer...Kathleen Ash-Milby… Jolene Rickard ... Paul Chaat Smith ... Rosita Worl ... Juane Quick-to-See Smith ... Ernestine Hayes ... Nora Marks Dauenhauer ... Walter A. Soboleff ... Jeri Nordstrom ... Shamseddin Williams ... Clarissa Hudson ... Teri Rofk ... Preston Singletary ...Little Big Band ... Archie Cavanaugh ... Smokehouse ... Nick Galanin ... Roy Peratrovich, Jr ... Israel Shotridge ... Norman L. Jackson ... Clarence Jackson. .... Pauline Johnson ... Yvette Lynn Diltz ... Edna Jackson ... Celeste Worl ... Kathleen Westlake ... Michael Dangeli ... Anna Brown Ehlers ... Fred Lauth ... Tommy Jimmie, Sr ... Marie Laws ... Florence Sheakley ... Louis Minard ... Ray Peck ... Jim Marks ,,, David Boxley ... Dempsey Bob ... Lda Kut Naxx Sati' Yatx'i (All Nation's Children) ... Alaska-Hawaii Youth Exchange Dancers ... Heinyaa Kwaan Dancers... Xaadas T'ak'anlang Dancers ... Dakwakada Dancers ... Daaxaat Kanadaa Dancers ... Keex' Kwaan Dancers ... Seet Ka Kwaan Dancers ... Shx' at" Kwaan dancers ... Kaats' litan Dancers ... Kaagwaantaan Dance Group ... Shangukeidi Dancers ... Git-Hoan Dancers ... Celebration 2004 Dance Groups ...Celebration 2006 Ddance Groups ... James Luna's emendatio ... Dawn Dumont.

Click Here to Watch Live Video of Artist Doug (Kevin) Chilton's Northwest Coast ocean-going dugout canoe at the Sealaska Plaza in Juneau. . SHI has commissioned Doug to make the traditional, cedar canoe for exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The plan is to paddle the finished canoe up the Potomac River to Ocean Hall for the exhibit celebrating global oceans scheduled to open in September 2008. SHI Press release

2007 Save the Internet : Fighting for Internet Freedom (Video) ... Moyers on America: The Net at Risk ... Online Discussion ... ... Save Internet Radio

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Archie Cavanaugh releases 'Love Birds' on MySpace.

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Pamyau on MySpace

Deep Forest - "Sweet Lullaby" ... Tarsem Video Director

Pura Fé ... The Band: Robbie Robertson Natural Vibrations ... JoMaLa Jazz ... Jujuba

Floyd Red Crow Westerman

Bob Dylan The Foo FIghters ... Raconteurs ... Kings of Leon ... John Trudell Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ... Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers ... Shoowee ka' & the Ravens ... Johnny Cash ... Willie Nelson ... Floyd Red Crow Westernman ... Sting ... Jackson Browne Indigenous Martha Redbone... Doors ... Iz Israel Kamakawiwo ... Neil Young ... Cannes Brulees ... Elvis Costello ... Prince ...... Little Big Band .. Talking Heads ... John Lennon The Beatles ... Smokehouse ... The Rolling Stones Pamyua Natural Vibrations ... JoMaLa Jazz ... Jujuba ... The Chieftains ... Silvercloud Singers ... Bob Marley Keith Secola Coldplay ...Towers of London ... ... Jack Penate ... Beirut ... David Byrne ... Brian Eno ... Keola Beamer ... Dar Williams ... Robert Mirabal Victor Wooten Daniel Lanois Bill Miller Beck Tori Amos Mark Knopfler Dub Syndicate Casper Nickel Creek Bjork John Fogerty Michelle Shocked Derek Trucks Band Tracy Bonham Zucchero Son Volt Allison Krauss Leo Kottke Duncan Sheik John Mayer Al Green Cake Steve Earle Moby Bobby McFerrin Quetzal Bebe Randy Wood Ali Farka Toure Los Lobos Suzanne Vega John Prine Roger Kuhn ... Wayquay ... Sly Stone Cream ... Jim Pepper Tracy Chapman Lila Downs ... Joanne Shenandoah ... Ulali ... Matou ... Laura Ortman ... Bonnie Raitt Buffy Sainte-Marie ... Pura Fé ... Taj Mahal ... Native Joy (Harjo) ... Starrwatcher Online! ... kd lang ... Jasmine Netsena ... The Wallflowers ... James Brown ... Litefoot .... Woody Guthrie ... Blackfire ... Ramones ... Hank Williams ... Elvis Presley ... Pearl Jam ... Green Day ... U2 ... Little Steven Online ... Jimmy Wolf ... Peter Townshend ... Eric Clapton ... Jimi Hemdrix ... Sanatana ... Linkray ... Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen on MySpace


U2 and Green Day "The Saints Are Coming" - Videos

Beirut @ mccarren Pool, Brklyn (Video) Beirut (MySpace)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Iz Israel Kamakawiwo (Native Hawaiian)

The six-piece band Smokehouse, from left, Archie Cavanaugh, vocals, bass & guitar; Walter Jack, vocals & guitar; Donnie Wells, drums; Doug Badilla, vocals & keys; and Mike Tamer, vocals & guitar. New guest singer Salissa Cooper is not pictured.

Rory Stitt on MySpace

Silver Jackson on MySpace


Northkut Wolf Pack ... Big E ... Trueyez ... Southside Totems ... on MySpace ... Eagles and Ravens on YouTube

UTVONLINE (Meet New York City's Hip Hop Community)

Little Big Band

Seattle glass artist Preston Singletary has formed the eight-piece Little Big Band (Article), a group of musicians and artists throughout the Lower 48. The group includes Singletary, singer Star Nayea, flute player and Tlingit performer Gene Tagaban, Southern California performance artist James Luna, trumpet player James Rasmussen, guitarists Maurice Caldwell and Keith Montgomery and drummer Terry Maloney.

Shoowee ka' & the Ravens on MySpace

James Luna's emendatio (Video) from National Museum of the American Indian

Gene Tagaban

Laura Ortman

Jasmine Netsena

Benefit Concerts

THE LONGEST WALK 1978 - 2008 ... The Longest Walk (MySpace)

Sacred Run 2006 Benefit Concert Artists, Runners and Supporters...Sacred Run Calendar from San Francisco (February 11), New Orleans, United Houma Nation March 25th Concert Headliners: Don't Lose Hope (MP3) by Cannes Brulees ... Martha Redbone ... Treaters ... C*ReAL Films has filmed the entire Sacred Run event, from the Benefit Concert in San Francisco to the arrival in Washington DC. .. .Sacred Run needs your help with unexpectedly high gas costs ! ... First plans for Sacred Run 2008. Plan now to participate!

Updated Reclamation Info

Support Six Nations Land Reclamation! June 16: Concert for Kanenhstaton (The Protected Place). Emcees: Gary Farmer, Cheri Maracle, Brandon Oakes and Adam Beach. Artists include: Keith Secola, Willie Dunn, Diggin Roots, Moiety, David R. Maracle, Raven and Shoshona, Jacques and the Shakey, Tonto's Nephews -"Native Skit Artist", Little Wolf, Joseph Firecrow, Howard Lyons, Shane Anthony Band, Jasmine Netsena. Plus Many More! ... also resource link Six Nations Solidarity news ... What you could do.


Charlie Hill Comedian

Jay Thomas' "Lone Ranger" (Video) Story on David Letterman ... also Dropping A 300lb. Safe On A Buick (Video)

Our most favorite humorists Charlie Hill & the Club Red Players ... ... Will Rogers ...Dawn Dumont ... The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Steve Colbert of The Colbert Report

Raven Trickster Larry McNeil Creation Stories Raven Stories - Larry McNeil's photographic work offering his perspecitves of the Native American experience has been honored by the National Geographic All Roads program

Revisiting Celebration 2006 ... More Photos from Sealaska Heritage Site ... The festival included dance performances, a juried art show and competition, a Native artist market, a black seaweed contest, a baby regalia review, a language fair and a parade through downtown. Celebration was broadcast live on statewide television and on the internet. Smokehouse and Little Big Band also performed.

Adam Beach praised for portrayal of Ira Hayes. Colleagues say Native actor Adam Beach could earn his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ira Hayes in "Flags of Our Fathers." Beach nearly lost the part of Hayes, the Pima man who helped raise the American flag

Honoring our Troops and Veterans | World Eskimo-Indian Olympics | Iditarod Sled Dog Race | Famous Native Athletes Site |

NCAI Embassy of Tribal Nations: Join us

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2006: Day for Night: Jimmie Durham’s film, Pursuit of Happiness, depicts the rise of a fictitious Native American artist, played by Anri Sala, who makes it to the top after a successful show of art made from garbage. Opens March 2, and remains on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through May 28, 2006.

TRUDELL A documentary by Heather Rae ... FEB 24, 2006 New York NY Quad Cinemas ..tour information ... JAN 14, 2006 Anchorage, AK... Alaska Native Heritage Center Film Festival

NASA - Exploring the Universe ... John Herrington First Native American in Space ... Space Tourism ... Virgin Galactic ... (Video) Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo ... Space telescope to hunt planets ... The Elegant Universe

Movies Recent and in Production - by Native Newworks...Opportunities for Filmmakers and Screenwriters


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