Halibut Hook Wolf Spirit
Frank Hopper
Once, Native sacred objects were secure. No one stole them. They were alive with the tribe’s spirit and to steal one was not theft, but kidnapping...
Paula Dobbyn
Mist and drizzle drenched Hydaburg, Alaska, in July as tribal citizens and guests gathered for a powerful display of culture...
Frank Hopper
Landless. To the modern world it describes a social category. To the ancient Tlingit it described a spiritual disability...
Wayne Price Working Yax Te Totem Pole
Alysa Landry
For nearly three quarters of a century, the Yax té totem has stood sentry over what once was a small shoreline village in southeast Alaska...
Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp 1929
Frank Hopper
My earliest memory of Seattle is of sitting underneath our front porch in Georgetown...
Frank Hopper
Editor's note: This is the second part of a personal narrative that began with Frank Hopper's "How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit's Journey, Part I" ...
Frank Hopper
Haa at.óowu haa ḵusteeyíx̱ site. —Séig̱éig̱éi Our at.óow is our life. —Emma Marks (1913-2006), Tlingit elder Discovering the Wound I was in the room when my mom died...
Vincent Schilling
Without a doubt, animals are a huge part of Native culture. They are considered our brothers and sisters, among our winged, four-legged and swimming family members...
Sealaska Heritage Institute
A major American foundation that anonymously purchased sacred objects during a fiercely contested auction in Paris last year has returned one of the pieces to Southeast Alaska Nati...