Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Hoop Dances are the finale of every Yellow Bird performance. (Courtesy photo)

Kenaitze to host indigenous dance group Saturday

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will welcome an internationally known indigenous dance group this Saturday as part of the Native Youth Olympics Invitational. At 7 p.m.… Continue reading

 

Dale Vaughn, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Henu’ Community Wellness Court celebrated the program’s first graduates Friday afternoon at the Tyotkas Elder Center. The Henu’ Community Wellness Court… Continue reading

 

A unique way to spend your PFD: Native Arts and Crafts show slated for Friday

It’s once again time for the annual injection of oil profits into the Alaska economy, colloquially known around the state as PFD Day. On Oct.… Continue reading

 

Larry Yazzie, of the Minnesota-based Native Pride Dancers, helps lead Native Youth Olympics participants and members of the crowd in a Circle Dance during the Native Youth Olympics Invitational at Kenai Middle School in January. (M. Scott Moon/Kenaitze Indian Tribe)

Native Pride Dancers return to Kenai to perform

The Native Pride Arts Dance Company is returning to Kenai tomorrow for the second time. The Native Pride Dancers visited in January and performed in… Continue reading

Larry Yazzie, of the Minnesota-based Native Pride Dancers, helps lead Native Youth Olympics participants and members of the crowd in a Circle Dance during the Native Youth Olympics Invitational at Kenai Middle School in January. (M. Scott Moon/Kenaitze Indian Tribe)

Surgeon general tours Dena’ina Wellness Center as part of statewide tour

The federal official tasked with providing health advice to the nation last week lauded the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s holistic approach to health care. In a… Continue reading

100 years ago, Spanish flu devastated Alaska Native villages

At the dawn of the 20th century, 15 people lived in the village of Point Possession on the northern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, according… Continue reading

Dr. Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, leads a tour of Kalifornsky Villagein May 2015. The Native settlement was abandoned in the 1920s but is still home to a rich cultural history. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman/Redoubt Reporter)

100 years ago, Spanish flu devastated Alaska Native villages

At the dawn of the 20th century, 15 people lived in the village of Point Possession on the northern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, according… Continue reading

Dr. Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, leads a tour of Kalifornsky Villagein May 2015. The Native settlement was abandoned in the 1920s but is still home to a rich cultural history. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman/Redoubt Reporter)

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

Agencies work on public transportation projects, funding

With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the… Continue reading

Kenaitze to take services for Native children from state

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe signed a government-to-government agreement to take over child welfare activities from the state on Thursday at the Alaska Federation of Natives… Continue reading

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

Community walks ‘Out of the Darkness’ for suicide awareness

Suicide rates in Alaska are at a 20-year high and it is the leading cause of death among Alaskans age 10 to 34, according to… Continue reading

Tribe bringing awareness to suicide in community

In 2015, the State of Alaska’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 44.2 percent of Alaska Native youth felt so sad or hopeless every day… Continue reading

Kenaitze Executive Director resigns

After 10 years as executive director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Jaylene Peterson-Nyren has resigned. Peterson-Nyren resigned effective June 16, according to a statement issued… Continue reading