Spoiler Alert: A fallen tree does make a sound. But only when the audiences’ interest is piqued is it heard.

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” – George Berkely https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/entitySearch/entitySearchEntityOverview.jsf Sitnasuak Native Corporation DUNS:  010189280     CAGE Code:  3GP64    Entity Overview Entity Registration Summary Name: Sitnasuak Native CorporationBusiness Type: Tribal GovernmentActivation Date: 05/21/2020Expiration Date: 05/18/2021 Exclusion Summary Active Exclusion Records? No 2. Sole source contract award toContinue reading “Spoiler Alert: A fallen tree does make a sound. But only when the audiences’ interest is piqued is it heard.”

Gaya dropped her latest song!

https://soundcloud.com/gayagosee/my-man-is-a-demon For those who may not know my daughter, Ema, here’s a brief introduction. Currently, Ema lives in New York City. She was 14 when we went to Times Square, as a part of our family vacation. She told me that day that she was going to move to NYC. She was enamored with theContinue reading “Gaya dropped her latest song!”

Companies are releasing statements denouncing discrimination and embracing equality – in jest or for real?

Being an Alaska Native woman – I learn the hard way – which is the only way available to me and people like me.  As a “person of color” i.e. the latest description of people like me; I expect more than public statements.  Are companies disseminating these Open Letters to mitigate the risk of losingContinue reading “Companies are releasing statements denouncing discrimination and embracing equality – in jest or for real?”

Race Relations in 2020 – It is not Black and White

In the heat of the riots and chaos,  as an Alaska Native woman, I have something to say.  I started this blog to hold up in joy being raised in rural Alaska and share the raw and human side of decisions and events I have went through as a President/CEO. We all agree that GeorgeContinue reading “Race Relations in 2020 – It is not Black and White”

September 17, 2003: Diary Entry

My life is so blessed. I have three beautiful daughters. Rachel Shane is 14 and in the 9th grade. She is articulate, sensible, and wise. Her mind is not a shallow place, but complex and blessed. She is happy, joyous, and free. Halie Mae is caring, friendly, and quit-witted. She has intelligent humor and anContinue reading “September 17, 2003: Diary Entry”

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) will be turning 50

Willie Hensley, is one of the founders of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). For the non-Trekkies, this is not him in the Gif above; that would be Spock.. 🤓 Anyways..ANCSA was enacted December 18, 1971. In anticipation of this monumental milestone, I have some thoughts about the Act. Willie has been someone IContinue reading “The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) will be turning 50”

manufacturing efficiencies v. maintenance costs

My husband is very skilled at many things. Tonight, we were out at our neighborhood pub, visiting with our friends. It is the first day that the neighborhood business was allowed to reopen. One of our friends, Mike, had been out on the Lake today and was talking about the boat he purchased second-hand, forContinue reading “manufacturing efficiencies v. maintenance costs”

Alaska Native Civil Rights Movement Icon

Byron Mallot – (photo from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act school textbook) There weren’t many textbooks published. I am fortunate to have one from the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) I attended at the University of Fairbanks in 1987. My mom taught me correspondence at our trapping cabin on the Nixon River. When IContinue reading “Alaska Native Civil Rights Movement Icon”