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Sale of Sacred Object Stopped By Museum and Native Leaders
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...
Handing Down Traditional Knowledge: Hydaburg, Alaska Revitalizes Totems
Mist and drizzle drenched Hydaburg, Alaska, in July as tribal citizens and guests gathered for a powerful display of culture...
What It Means to Be Landless: Alaska Native Bill in Congress
Landless. To the modern world it describes a social category. To the ancient Tlingit it described a spiritual disability...
Photo: Iconic Big Dipper Totem Restored By Tlingit Carver
Iconic Big Dipper Totem Restored by Tlingit Carver
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...
Assimilate This! The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Three-Piece Suit of Courage
My earliest memory of Seattle is of sitting underneath our front porch in Georgetown...
How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit's Journey, Part II
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" ...
How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit's Journey, Part I
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...
Our Brothers and Sisters: 5 Sacred Animals and What They Mean in Native Cultures
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...
Secret Bidder Saves Sacred Object From Auction for Alaska Natives
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...
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