Alaska Native vaccine rollout: Commendation not Condemnation

I have been so proud of how the Alaska Native health system has been handling the pandemic in general, and the vaccine rollout specifically. So imagine my surprise to open the news this morning and see an absolute hit job piece of poor journalism published with a...

A National Grief

Last summer I was “attending” an online funeral and it really hit me how wrong it felt. Death and grief should be a time of community, of gathering, an acknowledgement of our collective grief and the very first moment of healing. So much of what happens with our...

A Tlingit Christmas Caroling and Coloring Book

It’s here! My dad and I created a Christmas coloring book! With 19 of his beautiful Tlingit-y Christmas illustrations, and 9 adapted Tlingit Christmas song lyrics, plus a few activities thrown in, it’s a fun and quite Tlingit coloring time. 🙂 The book...

A Tlingit Christmas Carol – THE ALBUM

That’s right! Tlingit musician Ed Littlefield and I are releasing “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” album, filled with adapted (aka Tlingit-ized) Christmas music! Music and arrangement by Ed, lyrics by myself, and a couple of amazing guest artists! You can...

A Tlingit Christmas Carol Lyrics

I’ll be posting downloads of the lyrics for “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” as they are released here. You can catch each stave as it is released at the links below – they’ll be up from their release through Jan. 7. You can also get all of...

A Tlingit Christmas Carol Coloring Pages

These FREE coloring pages are from the full book my dad and I made (click to purchase) – “A Tlingit Christmas Caroling and Coloring.” It’s kind of a companion to the “A Tlingit Christmas Carol,” my online play produced in 2020 with...

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...