American Graduate Champions
Lgeik’i (Heather) Powell is the director of the Hoonah City Schools’ Haa Kusteeyí Áyá program.
At a culture camp in Hoonah, students learn Tlingit language, art, music, and food preparation.
Teri Rasmussen and John Parent are a volunteer “Big Couple” with Big Brothers Big Sisters, where they were matched with Derrick Price. Spending time with Rasmussen and Parent has helped Derrick cope with illness in the family.
The Youth Employment in Parks program helps students gain real-world experience in the the workplace. The program is a partnership between Juneau Parks & Recreation and Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL). C. Allen Truitt is the coordinator for the program for the parks department and Mallory Story is a supervisor with SAIL.
Tlingit Art Across Generations
360 North and KTOO Public Media are proud to announce the release of “Lineage: Tlingit Art Across Generations.” Produced in Juneau, Alaska in collaboration with Tlingit poet and storyteller Khaagwáask’ Ishmael Hope as co-director, the one-hour documentary takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of Tlingit artists. As Khaagwáask’ writes, “the film spends time with families whose works are present and of today, yet they’d make their ancestors proud, and their stories speak to the future.”