Author: Emily Files

New Haines museum exhibit explores how a Tlingit stronghold gave way to non-Native settlement

The Haines area used to be a Tlingit stronghold, ruled by an alliance between the prosperous Chilkat and Chilkoot people.  A new Haines Sheldon Museum exhibit explores how the Native territory gradually gave way to white settlement in the late 1800s. The exhibit will anchor the museum’s upstairs space for at least two years. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/19MuseumwINTRO.mp3 The exhibit is called “Everything From Afar Drifts Ashore.” It is the meaning for the Tlingit name “Yandeistakye.” Yandeistakye was a Tlingit village located near the current Haines airport. It was the site of some of the 19th century’s most influential contact between Natives and...

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How will Skagway’s newly-elected leaders influence waterfront lease talks?

This Thursday is the first assembly meeting for newly-elected Skagway officials. One major question is how the new members will influence ongoing waterfront lease talks. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/18SBAprewINTRO.mp3 Earlier this month, Skagway elected two tidelands lease opponents. Write-in candidate Monica Carlson ousted incumbent mayor Mark Schaefer. She is moving from an appointed assembly seat to the mayor’s chair. As an assembly member, Carlson has been the most outspoken against a new 15-year tidelands lease with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. “We own the waterfront and we need to act like it,” Carlson said at a September meeting. But Carlson says...

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Troopers: Haines teen illegally shot black bear from boat, boat owner charged

A Haines teenager allegedly shot a black bear from a boat in late September. The adult who owns the boat is being charged for his alleged involvement in the illegal kill. Alaska Wildlife Troopers claim that on Sept. 22, a 15-year-old shot a black bear from a boat on a lake in the Haines area. Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the boat owner, is being cited for aiding and facilitating the teenager’s illegal harvest. His arraignment is set for Oct. 30 in Haines court. The trooper dispatch does not name the teenager or say whether he is being...

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KHNS News – Oct. 17, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17newscast.mp3 Following Marshall Islands trip, Skagway students host climate change conference; Talking trash: follow the garbage Southeast communities ship...

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