Ounalashka Corporation

Ounalashka Corporation (OC) is the  Alaska Native Village corporation for the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. It was formed in 1973 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. …Ounalashka Corporation » »

Tsimshian History

At one time the Tsimshian lived on the upper reaches of the Skeena River near present-day Hazelton BC. After a series of disasters befell the people, a prince led a migration away from the cursed land to the coast, where they founded Kitkatla, reputed to be one of the oldest continually inhabited communities on Earth. …Tsimshian History » »

Native Village of Buckland

buckland-river

Buckland (Nunatchiaq in Iñupiaq) is one of the native villages who are members of NANA Regional Corporation. Buckland is an Inupiat village, and subsistence activities are an important focus of the economy. …Native Village of Buckland » »

Senate Passes Gull Egg Use Bill

Today marked the unanimous passage in the Senate of the Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act, which allows the Huna Tlingit of Southeast, Alaska, to carry out their traditional subsistence gull egg harvest in Glacier Bay National Park. …Senate Passes Gull Egg Use Bill » »

Native Village of Afognak

The Native Village of Afognak is a federally recognized Alutiiq Alaskan Native tribal entity, originally native to the island of Afognak. …Native Village of Afognak » »

The little boy who was left behind

As Told By: Lydia Bogren, age 16

Kaa too wu kin yoo xat du wasaakw Shugkeidee aya xat Xeitl hit dax Kwaashi Kwaan yadi aya xat
My name is Lydia Bogren. My clan is shungukeidee I come from the Thunderbird House I am the grandchild of Kwaashki Kwaan.

The people were at the head of the Alsek River. This river runs very swift so our people pulled canoes with a rope. Along the way they stopped at a camping spot to have lunch. During this time a 4-year-old boy wandered off to go hunting for little birds. The clan finished with lunch and decided to move on, forgetting that the little boy was still out hunting. …The little boy who was left behind » »