2007 Proceedings

March 21-25, 2007, Sitka Alaska

Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, and sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Native Educators Association and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska


Schedule as of March 13, 2007 (Word document)


Becoming a Clan/Clan House Leader
Dan Johnson, Jr., Allan Zuboff, Andy Gamble, Edwell John, Jr.

At.óow: Care and usage of Clan Regalia
Harold Jacobs, Irene Dundas, George Bennett, Sr., Andy Hope

Place-Based Education
Facilitators: Andy Hope and Ted Wright, Southeast Alaska Native Educators Ass’n
Presentations by Tom Thornton, Clarissa Hudson, Andy Hope, Nora and Richard Dauenhauer, Steve Langdon, Ted Wright, and Ishmael Hope.

Remembering the Old, Building the New: Teslin Tlingit Councils Tlingitization Initiative
Moderated by Duane Ghastant’ Aucoin (Gooch/Yanyeidi). Members of the TTC Executive Council & Elders Council will be sitting (names TBA)


Bob Sam
Topic TBA

Harold Jacobs, CCTHITA
Returning the Beaver Canoe Prow Figure

Irene Dundas, Cape Fox Heritage Foundation:
Identifying Cultural Affiliation of Saanyaa Kwáan &
Taant’a Kwáan At.óow

Stacy Espenlaub, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum
Potlatch Loans: Building New Relationships with Tlingit Clans

Eric Hollinger, Smithsonian Institution, and Harold Jacobs, CCTHITA
Smithsonian Repatriation of the Killer Whale Hat (Keet Saaxw) to the Dakl’aweidi clan of Angoon

Museums, Cultural Centers, and “Heritage Tourism”

Rosemary Carlton, Sheldon Jackson Museum
Sheldon Jackson: Plunderer or Preserver

Robert Prucell, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Shotridge in Philadelphia: Representing Northwest Coast peoples

Lucy Fowler Williams, University of Pennsylvania Museum
The Shotridge Digital Archive Project

Alexis Bunten, University of California--Berkeley
Reflections Upon the Worldwide Native-Owned Cultural Tourism Industry

Priscilla Schulte, University of Alaska Southeast-Ketchikan Campus
Totem Pole Parks Tourism

Lani Hotch / Saantaas’,
Klukwan Knowledge Camp and Cultural Center

Bertrand J. Adams, Sr. / Kadashan
Yakutat Camp #13 ANB Hall History and Renovation

Clarissa Hudson
Perspectives on Museums' Positions Through the Native Experience Past and Present

Jim Heaton, Chilkat Indian Village
House Like a Mirror (building a traditional Tlingit longhouse)

Northern Northwest Coast Native Art History:

Steve Brown
Kadyisdu.axch': A Master's View

Robin K. Wright, University of Washington--Burke Museum
Skidegate House Models

Katie Bunn-Marcuse, University of Washington
Tlingit and Haida Silversmiths at the Turn of the 20th Century ?

Anne Marie Victor, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
Feeding the Ancestors: Tlingit Carved Horn Spoons

Weaving, Basketry, and Regalia:

Helen Dangel-Lorrigan, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
The Borhauer Basketry Collection

Delores Churchill
A Growing Crisis: Gathering our Materials in the 21st Century

Dawn Glinsmann, University of Washington
Diagnostic Features of Eighteenth-Century Spruce Root Hats

Hans Chester / Naakil.aan
Spruce Root Basketry of the Tlingit

Meagan Smetzer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Opening the Drawer: Unpacking Tlingit Beadwork in Museums and Beyond

Clarissa Hudson and Donna Foulke
Regalia Research

Emily Moore, University of California Berkeley
Chilkat Tunics


Diane Purvis, Alaska Pacific University
Whose Justice? Traditional Tlingit Law and the Deady Code

Elizabeth Kunibe, University of Alaska Southeast—Juneau
Tracing the Origins of Tlingit Agriculture and Reintroducing Native Cultivars to Today’s Gardens

Ellen Hope Hays / Kaa Kaltin
How We See Ourselves Today as Clans

Kristen Griffin, Sitka National Historical Park
A Terrible Turning Point: Sitka and the 1835 Smallpox Epidemic

Gil Truit
Life in the Cottages

Ethnohistory—Early Contact Period

Nora and Richard Dauenhauer and Lydia Black, University of Alaska Southeast
Battling the Russians

Wallace Olson, University of Alaska Southeast
Spanish Voyages to Alaska and “History's Mysteries”

Elaine Abraham / Chooshaa
The Yakutat Tlingit and the Russians - 1795 to 1825 (Oral Traditions)

Judy Ramos / Daxootsu /
The Yakutat Tlingit and the Russians - 1795 to 1825 (Russian Traditions)

Jeremy M. Karchut, US Forest Service, Tongass National Forest
Alpine Rock Cairns in Northern Southeast Alaska

Elena Piterskaya, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tlingit Interaction with Other Ethnic Groups of the North West Coast and Alaska before and during the Russian Rule (based on Russian sources).

Genealogical and Heritage Research

Judith Berman, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Relating Deep Genealogy, Oral History, and Early European Records: Questions, Problems, Progress."

Mique'l Icesis Askren, University of British Columbia
Bringing to Light a Counter-Narrative of Our History: B.A. Haldane, 19th Century Tsimshian Photographer

Ben Paul
The Paul Family photo and historical collection.

James Simard, Alaska State Library
Selected Manuscript collections in the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

Traditions of Living with the Land and the Sea: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Oral Historical Studies of Place I
(Madonna Moss, University of Oregon, chair)

Daniel Monteith, University of Alaska--Southeast
Tlingit Oral Narratives and Time Immemorial

Wayne Howell, National Park Service
Preserving a Sacred Landscape

Madonna Moss, University of Oregon
Native Use of Seabirds from the Forrester Islands, Southeast Alaska

Terry Fifield, US Forest Service, Craig Ranger District
Inclusive Archaeology: Research and Partnerships at On Your Knees Cave (video)

Terry Fifield, US Forest Service, Craig Ranger District
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Rock Art in Southern Southeast Alaska

Traditions of Living with the Land and the Sea: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Oral Historical Studies of Place II
(Madonna Moss, University of Oregon, chair)

John Harper (Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc), Bob Sam (L’eeneidí clan, Aak’w Kwáan), and Chief Adam Dick, Elder and Hereditary Chief, Tsawateniuk (Kingcombe Inlet) Kwakwaka'wakw
Clam Gardens of the Pacific Northwest: Sitka to Puget Sound

Steve Langdon
University of Alaska Anchorage
Deikeenoow: Tlingit Traditional Cultural Property in the Hazy Islands

Thomas Thornton (Portland State University) and Kathy Miller
Anatomy of a Traditional Cultural Property: The Saga of Auke Cape.

Peter M. Bowers (Northern Land Use Research, Inc.), Madonna L. Moss (University of Oregon), Terence E. Fifield (USFS Craig Ranger District), Douglas R. Reger (Northern Land Use Research, Inc.), Vera Asp (Simon Fraser University and Tahltan Nation)
Coffman Cove Community Archaeology Project: Education, Interpretation and Research

Lilian Petershoare, USFS
Archives Related to Haa Atxaayi Haa Kusteeyix Sitee, Our Food is our
Tlingit Way of Life: Excerpts of Oral Interviews.

Reconceptualizing Fisheries and Fish Management
(Tom Thornton and Steve Langdon, Organizers)

Steve Langdon, University of Alaska Anchorage
Ish: Thinking about Tlingit Relations with Salmon

Judy Ramos / Daxootsu and George Ramos, Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Traditional Management of Salmon at Yakutat.

Steve Henrikson (Alaska State Museum) and Janice Criswell (University of Alaska Southeast)
Reconstructing the Montana Creek Fish Trap

Mark McCallum, U.S. Forest Service, Tongass National Forest
Ancient Heart-Shaped Fish Traps of Southeast Alaska

Tom Thornton (Portland State University) and Herman Kitka Sr
Mapping Salmon Stories, Events, and Names, an Exercise in Historical Ecology.

Mike Jackson, Organized Village of Kake
Tlingit Oral Traditions Concerning Salmon Stock Transfers and Stewardship: From After the Flood to Now.

Mike Turek, Mathew Brock (AK Department of Fish & Game) and Robi Craig, et al (Sitka Tribe of Alaska)
Collaborative Salmon Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Database Project.


Mary Beth Moss (Hoonah Indian Ass’n), Susan Boudreau, Ken Grant, and Wayne Howell, (National Park Service)
K’wát’ Aaní: Returning to the Land of the Seagull Eggs

D. Bambi Kraus, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO)
Tribal Historic Preservation Efforts

Jim Bowen, former tribal court judge
Tribal Court Case Law in Southeast Alaska

Mary Teri Haldane Kennedy
Art and the Canoe Journey

T. Richard Baker / (Huuyaah)
Yahgu llaanaas (Raven), Haida
Rites of Passage for Men

Nancy Yaw Davis
Music in Tlingit Society

Bertrand J. Adams, Sr. / Kadashan
Natural Laws and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Elaine Abraham and Judith Ramos
This is Kuxaankutaan’s (Dr. Frederica De Laguna’s) Song

John Borbridge
Tlingit and Haida Land Rights: From Time Immemorial to ANSCA of 1971

Margaret Anderson, University of Northern British Columbia / Ts'msyen Sm'algyax Authority
Visible Grammar: Tools for Revitalizing Tsimshian Sm'algyax

Ken Austin
An Historic Journey Of Glacier Bay

Elena Piterskaya
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Researchers and Contemporary Ethnographic Study of the Native Population of American North West Coast.

Tom Abel / Skillaaw, Sta Staas clan, Haida
Topic TBA


Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Vivian Faith Martindale and Marie Olson (University of Alaska—Fairbanks).

Access Points - Discovering family history resources in the Alaska State Library.
James Simard (Alaska State Library)

Genealogical Research in Southeast Alaska Native Communities: Challenges, Rewards, and Solutions
Chris Roth

Southeast Alaska Native Language Retention
Alice Taff (Univ. of Washington), moderator
Presentations by Roby Littlefield, Paul M. Jackson, Sr., Jessica Chester, Marsha Hotch, and Mary Folletti

Veterans and Warriors Workshop
George Bennett, moderator
Presentations by George Ramos, Steve Henrikson, Ashley Verplank

Contemporary Northern Northwest Coast Art: Issues
(session under development) Potential presenters include Nick Galanin, Tanis S'eiltin, Teri Rofkar, Clarissa Hudson, Mike Dangeli, Steve Brown

Contemporary Artists Presentations
(session under development) Potential presenters include Tanis S'eiltin, Anna Ehlers, Teri Rofkar, Clarissa Hudson, Mike Dangeli

Clan Leadership:
John Martin, Joseph Hotch and Nels Lawson

Caring for Regalia
Scott Carrlee, Alaska State Museum

What Canoes Mean to our People
Paul M. Jackson, Sr. / Gaxtlein and Steve Brown

Cemeteries: Documentation and History
Bob Sam

Sacred and Historic Sites and Cemeteries
Bob Sam

Mythology Interpretation
Walter Porter

Tlingit Mythologies: Pathways to Traditional Wisdom and Knowledge
Walter Porter


March 21
Welcome Ceremony

March 22
Tlingit Clan Naming
Dan Johnson, Jr., George Bennett, Sr., Eric Morris, Allan Zuboff

March 23
Native Literature, Oratory, and Performing Arts
Ish Hope, Nora and Richard Dauenhauer, Vivian Martindale, Bert Adams
Vivian Mork, Walter Porter, and others TBA

March 24
Ceremonial Program (TBA)

Funded in part by the National Science Foundation
Sponsors include the Southeast Alaska Native Educators Association and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0636203. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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