Yvonne Krumrey (KTOO-Juneau)
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing on the first volume of the Federal Boarding School Initiative’s investigative report. The report was released to the public in May. It detailed the initial findings of the Department of the Interior’s investigation into Indian boarding schools.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s new arts campus was formally opened and dedicated on Wednesday afternoon. Its name was announced at the ceremony — Antnané Hít, or House of Art. Ricardo Worl, communications director for SHI, said the project was funded by over 2,000 individual donors, mostly in Southeast Alaska. “To us, that indicates there’s a lot of support for Lingít art or our culture: a recognition of, you know, that we’ve been here,” Worl said.