Dena'ina people

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson, 92, respected Dena’ina elder from the Iliamna Lake region, died peacefully on May 23, 2015. Services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015,… Continue reading

 

Closing celebration for Dena’ina exhibit at Pratt set for Friday

The Pratt Museum holds a closing celebration for “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” on Friday. At 7 p.m., Lake Clark National Park cultural… Continue reading

 

Chamber after-hours event today from 5-7 at the Pratt

The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s August Business After Hours event is from 5-7 today and is hosted by the Pratt Museum.The public is invited.  Upstairs… Continue reading

 

Joel Isaak shows a mask made of fish skin he was working on this Monday during a three-day residency at the Pratt Museum.

Visiting artists Michael, Isaak embody modern Native Alaska art

When Homer artist Ron Senungetuk curated “Inspirations: An Alaska Native Art Exhibition” in September 2010 at the Pratt Museum, he sought art by Alaska Natives… Continue reading

Joel Isaak shows a mask made of fish skin he was working on this Monday during a three-day residency at the Pratt Museum.
A standing-room-only crowd applauds June 12 as Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren makes opening remarks during the first day of a three-day grand opening ceremony for the Dena’ina Wellness Center located in Old Town Kenai.-Photo by M. Scott Moon, Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Kenaitze Indian Tribe celebrates opening of Dena’ina Wellness Center

Isis Fischer wanted to dance. She squatted, stamped her feet and arched her back, and stared at Rolly Rivas, whose bell-wrapped feet matched the rhythm… Continue reading

A standing-room-only crowd applauds June 12 as Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren makes opening remarks during the first day of a three-day grand opening ceremony for the Dena’ina Wellness Center located in Old Town Kenai.-Photo by M. Scott Moon, Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Above, Nancy Delkittie, left, and Jessica Hay process salmon at a fish camp. Top, a map shows Dena’ina country.-Photo by Robin La Vine, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Pratt Museum opens spectacular exhibit on the Dena’ina people

A word of advice when you walk into the Pratt’s newest exhibit: don’t say hello to the ladies cleaning fish. Though these life casts look… Continue reading

Above, Nancy Delkittie, left, and Jessica Hay process salmon at a fish camp. Top, a map shows Dena’ina country.-Photo by Robin La Vine, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Homer’s Best Bets

Here at the News it takes a Cray supercomputer to keep track of everyone’s summer vacation schedules. We’re guessing a lot of small businesses around… Continue reading

Rose Kinney Hedlund (1917–2004) in the 1930s wears the k’anyagi dress that is featured in the Dena’inaq Huch’ulyeshi exhibition. The dress is made from wool, beads, dentalium shells, caribou hide and fur. -Photo courtesy Emma Hill

‘The Dena’ina Way of Living’ opens Friday at Pratt

On loan from the Anchorage Musuem, “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the… Continue reading

Rose Kinney Hedlund (1917–2004) in the 1930s wears the k’anyagi dress that is featured in the Dena’inaq Huch’ulyeshi exhibition. The dress is made from wool, beads, dentalium shells, caribou hide and fur. -Photo courtesy Emma Hill

Kenaitze Tribe seeks art for Wellness Center

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe seeks requests for proposals for art concepts for design, fabrication and installation of a suspended art work at its new Dena’ina… Continue reading

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