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...

Native Poem-A-Day #4 and #5

Whew. Okay. I had a rough day yesterday just DEALING with all things COVID, and I just decided to deal with it by being overly busy in things that I didn’t necessarily have to finish but wanted to. So I’m jamming two days into one here! These are both by...

Native Poem-A-Day Begins

Today I was supposed to start the Storyknife Writer’s Retreat, but, like everything else in the world, it was cancelled due to COVID-19 measures. While I was bummed upon hearing about the cancellation, of course it was the right decision. And I figured, since I...

What Does the Play Need?

Lingít áwé wa.é. Woochéen yei jigaxyinéi. You are a human being. You are to work together. This is a corner post of Tlingit education. In a beautiful Tlingit curriculum by David Katzeek online, he begins with lessons by a Tlingit Elder that perfectly encapsulates the...