Alaska native

Nancy Keen, center, and Alfie Price, right, sing a Nisga’a prayer song as senators, including Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, make their way to the Senate chambers for a session on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Senators were to vote on a resolution urging Gov. Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing a linguistic emergency for Alaska Native languages. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State Senate unanimously recognizes Alaska Native ‘linguistic emergency’

The Alaska Senate voted Wednesday 20-0 in favor of a resolution declaring a “linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages, ending almost a week of debate… Continue reading


Ninilchik launches Homer-Kenai bus service

Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council. The tribal government, based in… Continue reading


Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Bart Garber poses for a photograph at the tribe’s administration building Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. Garber, who grew up in Tyonek and Anchorage and worked with the Tyonek Native Corporation and the Toghotthele Corporation in Nenana, took over the position with Kenaitze this fall. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

New Kenaitze executive director envisions active tribal engagement

Although it’s a new office and staff, taking the job as the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s CEO is in some ways a homecoming for Bart Garber.… Continue reading


Alaska Native graduation rates rise

Graduation rates for Native Alaskan students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continue to rise, with 91 percent of Native students graduating in fiscal… Continue reading

Hard work: Tanning a moosehide

Hard work: Tanning a moosehide

Helen Dick looks on at Joel Isaak’s moose skin as the two begin tanning a moosehide in the Raven Plaza outside of the Dena’ina Wellness… Continue reading

Hard work: Tanning a moosehide

Kenaitze tribe to host edible and medicinal plant conference

Experts on medicinal uses of the plants growing in woods and meadows throughout the Kenai Peninsula will be sharing their knowledge this weekend at the… Continue reading