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Paul Gilbert Wilson Jr.

...Church in Kenai. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Very Rev. Father Thomas Andrew will officiate. There will be a potlatch following the burial at the American Legion in Kenai.Paul was born June 20, 1945 in Kenai and had served in the U.S...
Potlatch held to honor incoming Doyon president

NENANA (AP) -- A potlatch held to honor the incoming president of Doyon was a chance for the...humbled and overwhelmed by the attention he received at Saturday's potlatch. About 350 people attended, many of them from the state's Alaska...
Class teaches Tsimshian language

...the culture for me, and I got involved with being the leader of the dance groups," he said. "And putting on, reviving potlatches. All that stuff, it all kind of comes together."Boxley's dance group is Git Hoan Native Dance Group (Git Hoan means...

...passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 59.Celebration of his life and potlatch will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Ninilchik Village Cache.Bobby was born June 2, 1954, in Boise, Idaho. He received...
Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

...Rendezvous World Championship titles.Attla was born in Koyukuk in 1933 and grew up in Huslia, where a final funeral, burial and potlatch will be held starting at 11 a.m. Thursday.At the Tuesday service, Attla's nephew Chris Simon gave the eulogy."If...
North Road Rangers take part in educational moose hunt

...working on projects in preserving and tanning and sewing.A potlatch was held on Dec. 29 where each family brought a moose meat...hunting videos viewed that were obtained from ADFG. After the potlatch, one last meeting was scheduled to give the youth further...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

...apply to harvest by humans. Indeed, hoary marmot hides were prized by northwestern Native Americans, used for clothing, in potlatch ceremonies and as a sort of currency among the Tlingit. Hoary marmots are highly social animals, communicating by whistling...
Charlene Frances Paight-Smith

...after battling cancer, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. A celebration of life and potlatch will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Shannon Bentley will officiate.Charlene was born...
Priest, anthropologist to receive humanities awards

...where it was cold. He wound up in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. After his arrival in St. Marys, Astruc lifted a ban on potlatches. In 1996 he was made a Yupik in a special ceremony. He left for France to retire but returned to Alaska a year and a half...
Morris Thompson buried at Tanana this small Athabascan village of 300 for a week of potlatches and dancing leading up to the weekend service. Saturday's Episcopal service was followed by the burial, another potlatch meal and more Indian dancing. Villagers had been planning...


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