An Interview with Alfie Price

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong While at the grocery store, Alfie Price, a Tsimshian from Metlakatla, was greeted by a relative in Sm’algyax, the language of his people. He was embarrassed when he found unable to properly respond in kind. Price says the interaction was significant because the relative who greeted him was…

Learning from our Elders: Art of Place

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Ed Kunz remembers helping his father carve totem poles for tourists along the streets in Sitka as a boy. Roughly 70 years later he is still carving, today teaching the art as an elder in the Juneau Tlingit community. State Writer Laureate and UAS Professor Ernestine Hayes organized…