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Sealaska Heritage Institute has posted an interactive language learning tools in its online language resources section ... Celebration 2018 June 6-9, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska

Live blog: Gold Medal Tournament Juneau Empire ... Gold Medal Basketball Tournament March 18-24, 2018  Juneau Alaska ... Offical Gold Medal Web Site ... Gold Medal Basketball Tournament (Fan website) ... 2018 Gold Medal Basketball Tourament Champs ... Yakutat 65, Haines 53 (Women’s Bracket Championship) ... Haines 83, Klukwan 66 (B Bracket Championship) ... Klukwan 74, Angoon 70 (C Bracket Championship) ... Kake 63, Hoonah 62 (Masters Bracket Championship)

2018 Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Champs

Yakutat 65, Haines 53 (Women’s Bracket Championship)

Yakutat captures the 2018 Gold Medal title in the Women’s Bracket
Link to Juneau Empire Sports Video on Twitter: They break their postgame huddle with “Good game Haines!”

Haines 83, Klukwan 66 (B Bracket Championship)

Link to Juneau Empire Sports Video on Twitter:
Haines wins the B Bracket title
for the second year in a row, beating Klukwan 83-66.

Klukwan 74, Angoon 70 (C Bracket Championship)

Link to Juneau Empire Sports Video on Twitter: Angoon’s Curtis Lane can’t get this 3-pointer to go in
the final seconds of the #GoldMedal2018 C Bracket championship.
It was a huge sigh of relief for Klukwan — they were leading 72-70 at that point. Klukwan is your 2018 champion!

Kake 63, Hoonah 62 (Masters Bracket Championship)

At the buzzer! Kake’s Kip Howard gets the offensive board and scores
to give Kake the Master’s Bracket championship over Hoonah
Link to Juneau Empire Sports Video on Twiiter: Incredible finish to an intense game.

Link to FB video Heather Hintze KTVA added a new video: Kyle Worl AWG 2018 Knuckle Hop.

Kyle Worl reaches 167 feet winning the gold medal for knuckle hop at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games March 23, 2018.
Kyle Worl also won the gold at the High Kick and kneel jump at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

Worl, Team Alaska come home winners at Arctic Winter Games By NOLIN AINSWORTH (Juneau Empire March 28, 2018)

. Twitter Link to Alex McCathy Video of last round of Al “Mean Machine” Valentine at 58 years old, just won by unanimous decision against James “The Beast” on Saint Paddys Day.

Local Fighter makes Statement with quick defeat of Anchorage Fighter at AK Beatdown By Alex McCathy | Juneau Empire March 19th, 2018

58-year-old Al "Mean Machine" Valentine won against James "The Beast" Roberts during the 31st Alaska Beatdown in Juneau on March 17th, 2018. Al Valentine had his brother John and daughter Eliza in his corner

Al ‘Mean Machine’ Valentine, 58, would like one more chance to fight a heavy weight title bout before he retires. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Valentine setting examples in and out of the ring By Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire March 16, 2018

Damen Bell-Holter of the Hydaburg Team launched and hits a 3 pointer at the buzzer sending epic Championship game into overtime at 2018 All Native Basketball Tournament. Damen Bell-Holter scored 37 points and had 18 rebounds in the Championship game. Kitkatla wins Championship in Seniors Men's Final in overtime at 2018 All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, Canada. Kitkatla 70 vs Hydaburg 67

Screen Capture of Damen Bell-Holter a part of the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge

launching 2018 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge

Lords of the Plains winners of the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge are ready to defend their title in 2018.


Martin Sensmeier (Actor) with Damen Bell-Holter at the Youth Basketball Camp.
Damen Bell-Holter on Instagram

"I asked my brotha Martin Sensmeier if he could come by and say a few words to my campers and of course he came through.
He has reached success on some of the highest levels and he's remained true to his roots.
We're nothing but village boys. Much love, bro. — in Juneau, Alaska."

Damen Bell-Holter April 14 at 3:30pm · Instagram ·
So much love and appreciate for the community of Kake and their children.
I am excited to have an opportunity to mentor these kids for years to come.
I can’t really express how much this means to me. . .
Upcoming: Hoonah, Juneau, Ketchikan, Hydaburg. @ Kake, Alaska


Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a Native high-fashion show at Celebration 2018 (Facebook link), a biennial dance-and-culture festival scheduled June 6-9 in Juneau.

"Stalled" Pena Bonita 2018 (NYT)

What to see in New York Art Galleries (NYT)

Artists in the earlier show included Kay WalkingStick, who has three paintings here that think about landscape through an indigenous lens, and G. Peter Jemison, whose drawings here on brown paper bags include wry and blunt titles like “Party Bag” (1982) and “Hunger on Reservations While Children in Africa Starve” (1981).

Newer works include model buildings from Alan Michelson’s “Prophetstown” series, one of which is covered in facsimiles of newspapers from the 19th century with articles and dialogues pertaining to the fate of indigenous people. “Culture Capture” (2017) by Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys is a terrific video that turns a visit to an ethnographic museum into a delirious walk through the history of colonialism. (NYT)

Southeast Alaska's Damen Bell-Holter update
CCTHITA donoted 200 black, red and blue Trickster Company basketballs for the event.

Spreading holiday cheer, one basketball at a time
Damen Bell-Holter delivers uplifting talk to Dzantik’i Heeni youth
By NOLIN AINSWORTH (Juneau Empire Dec 10th, 2017)

THE INFORMANTS at Artists Space (New York City December 13, 2017)
Performances by Jim Fletcher and Kite, and videos by Diane Burns; W.K.L. Dickson/Thomas Edison; Guillermo G ómez-Peña; Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Gustavo Vázquez; Sky Hopinka; Tonia Jo Hall; Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys; Kent Monkman; The New York Times, Shelley Niro; and Chris Spotted Eagle.with Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, Jim Fletcher, Kite.

Jackson Polys is a visual artist whose practice reflects an inquiry into the limits and viability of desires for Indigenous growth. He works in Alaska and New York, and has had solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum. He earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2015 and is the recipient of a 2017 NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship.

'Last Walk' 2017 film win at Red Nation Film Festival Native Cinema for best short in Hollywood, L.A on Nov 22nd, 2017
4 Directors: Anna Hoover (Alaska), Pipaluk Jorgensen and Johanes Lynge (Greenland) and Jerri Thrasher (Northwest Territories)

Facebook link via Mique'l Dangeli

Formline wing installation - part of Alison Marks's first solo exhibition "One Gray Hair" on view Nov 11, 2017 to Feb 4, 2018 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
Organized by the Frye, curated by Dr. Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit). 

"It's a must see!!" Mique'l Dangeli

For more info go to: exhibition/6705/


10 Native American Artists challenge Boundaries of Tradition at National Museum of the American Indian's Heye Center by Levi Rickert (Native News Online)

"Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound" presents the work of ten artists who use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Nov. 10, through Jan. 6, 2019, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. Artists featured in Transformer include Jordan Bennett (Mi'kmaq), Raven Chacon (Diné), Jon Corbett (Métis), Marcella Ernest (Ojibwe), Stephen Foster (Haida), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit), Julie Nagam (Anishnawbe/Métis), Marianne Nicolson (Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw), Keli Mashburn (Osage), and Kevin McKenzie (Cree/Métis). The project is curated by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Diné), National Museum of the American Indian, and David Garneau (Métis).

For the first time since the 1980s, Juneau will compete at the Native Youth Olympics
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN (Juneau Empire November 8, 2017)

Kyle Worl, a veteran of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, will be coaching the team representing Juneau at next spring's Native Youth Olymics
in Anchorage. About 500 athletes from over 100 communities attend the event.

"When a bunch of Alaskans show up in Reno, only good things can happen — attending Members Premiere: Art + Environment Season with Zak Dylan Wass, Maya Salganek, Allison Akootchook Warden, Yéil Ya-Tseen, Dakaxeen Mehner and Otis Calvin III at Nevada Museum of Art." Julie Decker

"Need a Reason to Visit Reno? "Unsettled" Exhibition at Nevada Museum of Art Tells Story of the West" Rebecca Kleinman (Hollywood Reporter)

'Unsettled' at the Nevada Museum of Art
August 26, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications from dance groups that want to perform at Celebration 2018, scheduled June 6-9 in Juneau, Alaska. The Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Mark Hoover's AFN 2017 Facebook Video

Mark Hoover's 2017 Raven Facebook Video

The Best 4 Photos from the Last 4 Years of Ross Nannauck III

It just wasn't any basketball with Wes Studi on the red carpet!
Trickest Company
with Wes Studi on the red carpet at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. (Facebook Photo 10/23/2017)

72nd Gold Medal Basketball Tournament on March 18, 2018 - March 24, 2018
in Juneau Alaska (Travel Juneau)

Juneau Lions Club 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament (Official Site) ... Gold Medal Basketball (Fan Site)
March 19-25, 2017 

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Courtesy N7 YouTube

Actor Martin Sensmeier Scores Game-Winning Buzzer Beater in 71st annual Gold Medal basketball tournament (Indian Country Today)

The 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament By KTOO News Department
Sports writer and photographer Klas Stolpe‘s coverage of the Juneau Lions Club’s 71st Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Revisiting Tlingit Veteran Bailey Johnson VS "The Red Baron" Tucker in Juneau Alaska in 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. 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 is also a Gold Medal Basketball MVP in 2007 leading Angoon to the Intermediate Bracket Championship while he was on leave from the middle east. Bailey Johnson is one of the Gold Medal Basketball stars in the B Bracket playing for Angoon today.

Al "Mean Machine" Valentine steps back into the Boxing Ring at 57 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall oct 20th, 2017 at 29th AK Beatdown In Juneau Alaska. White won the match.(Photo AK Beatdown) Al "Mean Machine" Valentine was the 2014 Southeast Alaska Heavyweight Champ a title which he first won 38 years ago. Revisiting a Al "Mean Machine" Valentine 2012 moment. "Mean Machine" defends heavyweight title again" by Klas Stolpe (Juneau Empire Sports) Boxers have a friend in the corner Cornermen help smooth the psyches of Roughhouse fighters By Klas Stolpe (Juneau Empire March 10, 2010)

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