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New Tlingit teachers weave language education into Kake’s Culture Camp

For almost 30 years, the remote village of Kake has been running its annual summer Keex' Kwaan Culture Camp - a chance for kids and adults to practice and celebrate Tlingit traditions. It’s the longest running camp of its kind in Alaska. This year, two young women are taking over the reins from a cherished elder and are bringing more Tlingit language to camp, and into Kake. KFSK reporter Nora Saks spent some time at camp.

Southeast net fisheries bolstered by chum catches in early season

Commercial gillnetting and seining catches in central Southeast Alaska have been boosted by some strong catches of chum salmon this summer. Returns of sockeye to the Stikine River near Wrangell haven’t been as strong as forecast. Meanwhile, there are some early signs of a decent return of pink salmon.

Driver facing murder charges in fatal July 4 Petersburg van crash

The driver of a van that crashed on July 4th, 2016 in Petersburg has been charged with murder and manslaughter for the deaths of two of young women in that accident. A grand jury in Juneau Thursday returned a five-count indictment against 24-year-old William Christopher “Chris” Allen. Allen is facing two charges of murder in the second degree and two charges of manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of 18-year-old Molly Parks and 19-year-old Marie Giesbrecht.

New Tlingit teachers weave language education into Kake’s Culture Camp

For almost 30 years, the remote village of Kake has been running its annual summer Keex' Kwaan Culture Camp - a chance for kids and adults to practice and celebrate Tlingit traditions. It’s the longest running camp of its kind in Alaska. This year, two young women are taking over the reins from a cherished elder and are bringing more Tlingit language to camp, and into Kake. KFSK reporter Nora Saks spent some time at camp.

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