Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe

AUTHOR: Mina Vedder

The old-growth forest in Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe. It is a place of spiritual worship and a place to interact with Mother Nature. Arlecho Creek is special to the Lummi tribe »»

Alaskan Tlingit and Tsimshian dieties

In native belief of both Alaska and Siberia, the present world owes much of its form and features to an immortal being called Raven, who combined attributes of spirit, human, bird, genius, and fool. Alaskan Tlingit and Tsimshian dieties »»

How Utangi became the eagle

Ukatangi talked and talked. He talked so much, he could only hear himself. Not the river, not the wind, not even the wolf. The raven came and said, “The wolf is hungry. If you stop talking, you will hear him. The wind, too. And when you hear the wind, you will fly.” How Utangi became the eagle »»

Oglala four superior gods

Learm more about the offspring and companions of the Oglala Sioux major dieties. Oglala four superior gods »»

King salmon not returning to Alaska in record numbers

Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon — long used by Alaska Natives as a high-energy food to get through the long Alaska winters. But they’re mostly empty. The kings failed to show up, and not just in the Yukon. King salmon not returning to Alaska in record numbers »»

Dieties of the Oglala Sioux

The Oglala mythology places their God figures in four ranks, with four dieties in eah rank, having prestige and precedence according to rank and place in rank. Dieties of the Oglala Sioux »»