Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Tlingit nation. Her memoir "Blonde Indian: an Alaska Native Memoir" received the American Book Award in 2007 and is the 2016 Alaska Reads selection.
This year, living near Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall could help a graduating senior pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who lives within fifty miles of Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall.
Adaptation and resistance, exaggeration and lies, dreams and memories are recurring themes in Nicholas Galanin’s work. He draws upon a wide range of Indigenous technologies and global materials when exploring ideas through his art.
The predominant stereotype of the Arctic is that it is a place untouched. “Portraits of Place” breaks open the idea of a pristine landscape and replaces it with a North that is both inhabited and complex.