A Tlingit Christmas Carol Coloring Pages

Each week leading up to Christmas, I’ll release a bit of a sneek peak at the coloring book my dad and I made together, “A Tlingit Christmas Caroling and Coloring.” It’s kind of a companion to the “A Tlingit Christmas Carol,” online...

Alaska Native and American Heritage Month Challenge – Week 2

Continuing to build on the first week of the Alaska Native and American Heritage Month Challenge, this week is a bit more focused on Native/Indigenous history and terminology. Honestly, these are the ones I probably get asked about the most, but end up correcting the...

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...

Raven Steals the Toilet Paper

Children’s book by Vera Starbard, Illustrated by Don Starbard I’m so happy to finally release the fun quarantine project I worked on with my dad – the children’s book “Raven Steals the Toilet Paper.” It’s available for...

At-Home Employee Demands

As businesses and organizations are figuring out their COVID funding needs, I hope they’re also considering the new financial needs of employees who are now working from home. I’ve seen a lot of friends struggling with bandwidth, home computers, office space, etc. and...

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...

Native Poem-A-Day #30

Can I really include Joy Harjo a third time this month? OF COURSE I CAN. I was thrilled to hear that Joy would be doing a second year as U.S. Poet Laureate today. On top of that, it is my husband’s birthday, and this “birthday” poem caught my eye. It is a lovely gift....

Native Poem-A-Day #29

Today’s poem is not a single poem, but a collection. I didn’t know this existed, and some can be tough, but all had power in them. This is a collection of both spoken poetry and written poetry that was then collected in video by the Native Alliance Against Violence....