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From the Mayor: In Soldotna, progress continues

...I have had the opportunity of meeting many of the early pioneers to this area as well as Native legends such as Peter Kalifornsky. In the last year, Marge Mullen reviewing some historical maps with my Boy Scouts added considerably to my understanding...
Dena'ina Heyi celebrates host culture Anchorage and involves state of the art digital displays that bring the culture to life in the 21st century."Peter Kalifornsky and all our elders contributed in their way to building a base for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe from which we have been...
Refuge Notebook: Ode to Crows, Ravens, Jays and Magpies

...many cultures, and many excellent poems -"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe to name one. The collected writings of Peter Kalifornsky has several Kenaitze stories about "Ggugguyni" (raven) and "Gizha" (the camp robber or gray jay). While...
Refuge Notebook: Dena'ina names for birds of the Kenai Peninsula

...tsik'ezdlagh) told the Lime Villagers that the salmon were making their way through the upper Kuskokwim River. Peter Kalifornsky, the last native-speaking Kenaitze, told a similar story of how the tsik'ezdlagh heralded the first salmon...
K-Beach flooding will likely continue

...the area is a natural drainage and heard a story of the Kalifornsky Village being wiped out by flooding in 1929. Peter Kalifornsky, who was a tribal scholar, said a flood washed out the whole place and carved gullies above the beach, Swan said...
Part 1: Running in cycles

...hurried down to the river with a dipnet, jumped into the water and caught a king salmon, according to ethnographer Peter Kalifornsky. The king, or chinook, salmon are the largest of the salmon species and since the world record for a sport-caught...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Shech'nutdalen: coming back to me

...piqued early. In Kodiak, he ordered "Ethnography of the Tanaina" and later his mother gave him another book - Peter Kalifornsky's "A Dena'ina Legacy." "The whole thing was written in Dena'ina on the left side and on the right side...
Refuge Notebook: Ptarmigan on the Kenai Peninsula

...roosting under snow while being able to walk on top of it due to the feathers that grow around their toes in winter. Peter Kalifornsky told a Dena'ina story about how to choose the proper webbing for snowshoes based on the beak size of three birds...
"The Sparrow Song" learning from the past for the present to save the future

...showcase how everything in our environment is connected, "I got my idea from an old native story that was told by Peter Kalifornsky about the song of the sparrow and that the return of the salmon run begins with the Sparrow's song. It interested...
What's in a name?

Peter Kalifornsky would have been 100-years-old on Wednesday. His family is the...Dena'ina Legacy - K'tl'egh'i Sukdu: The Collected Writings of Peter Kalifornsky" as well as a CD with stories and songs. The book includes more...


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