Native Voting Coloring Sheets

Get Out The Native Vote! Here are three coloring sheets you can download to color away your election anxieties. All three designed by my dad, Tlingit artist Don Starbard. You can find more of his work at Facebook.com/EekHit. Eagle Votes! Download below:...

Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month Challenge – Week 1

As a Native woman who does a lot of work in media and art, November can be a very busy month for me. Besides it being a traditionally active time in my Native cultures for gathering, this is the month non-Native people tend to request a lot from us as far as education...

Statue Symbols Matter

Note: This was posted on my Facebook on June 7, 2020. While we’re on the topic of taking down statues and other racist memorabilia internationally, we have our own Alaska pieces of “honor” it’s way past time to deal with. When I lived in Kodiak, we lived on Ismailov...

The Earth is Round… and Full of Humanity

So it’s hard not to have an incredulous, mocking kind of attitude about things like people believing the earth is flat, right?   I watched this movie, Behind the Curve, about the “flat earth movement” a week ago and just re-watched it again with Joe. I think it’s a...

“Where are your women?”

When Deb Haaland was born, the state she now represents didn’t allow Native people to vote. She was two-years-old when New Mexico was sued and forced to enfranchise Native voters.   I was unexpectedly emotional on Election Day when I first saw the news about now-Rep....

The Right to Vote

The history of Alaska Native voting is difficult, but important to know Nearly the moment colonization began in Alaska, the Alaska Native struggle out of political oppression also began. Even before the Russian “sale” of Alaska to the United States was...