“While schools in the Lower 48 may not always teach much nuance about the Indigenous people of Alaska, if they teach about them at all, at least one Alaska Native woman is taking steps to show the many modern Alaska Native cultures in a positive and accurate light…”
“When Alyssa London, Tlingit, was growing up, she didn’t meet her peers’ expectations of what an Indigenous person would look like…”
“On the cover of “Journey of the Freckled Indian” the young heroine of mixed-heritage stands proud in purple Tlingit regalia swirling with traditional formline design…”
“The book is called “Journey of the Freckled Indian.” It tells the story of a young girl called Freckles who gets bullied by her classmates after sharing that she’s Native American. Author Alyssa London says it’s loosely based on her experience growing up in Bothell and sharing her Tlingit heritage in a show and tell…”
“Rasmuson Foundation has named 36 Individual Artist Award recipients for 2020 including, for the first time, four collaborations. The Foundation today is announcing ten $18,000 Fellowships and 25 Project Awards of $7,500…”
“For minority groups, representation is often something lacking or even overlooked altogether. Which is why it was a big deal here in Alaska when in February 2000, Mattel Toys released ‘Tlingit Barbie.’…”
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