Dancing to the songs of their ancestors

Dancing To The Songs Of Their Ancestors by Teri Vance   Although all of the students are Yup’ik — a group of Eskimo people of western and southwestern Alaska — when they come together to sing and dance in their traditional ways at Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka,...

Traditional Beadwork Keeps Heritage Alive

Traditional Beadwork Keeps Heritage Alive   Linda Eben-Jones, grew up watching her grandmother, Dollie Davis Moose, and her mother, Marlene Moose, do traditional beadwork along with their knitting and sewing. I’ve always been fascinated with beadwork,” she said. “I’ve...

Cancer survivor returns to claim victory on Tahoe Rim Trail

Cancer survivor returns to claim victory on Tahoe Rim Trail   By Teri Vance When Alison Chavez laces up her running shoes Saturday for this weekend’s Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run, she’ll be looking for more than a finish. She’s out for redemption. Chavez, 40, first...

Race director readies for Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run

Race director readies for Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run   By Teri Vance There are many aspects that go into organizing an endurance race — the logistics of the course, permits, lottery registration, aid stations and more. But for George Ruiz, director of the Tahoe Rim...

Artist uses work to share cultural insights

Artist uses work to share cultural insights   By Teri Vance Although inspired by his Paiute and Arapaho heritage, Topah Spoonhunter’s artwork is intended for a broader audience. “The ideas passed down through tribal culture, I think a lot of people might dismiss as...

Volunteers key to building, maintaining trails

Volunteers key to building, maintaining trails   By Teri Vance Johanna Foster, an ecologist and adjunct biology professor at Western Nevada College, moved to Carson City a year ago. The first organization she joined was Muscle Powered. She believes in Muscle Powered’s...