Making Contact

Making Contact – Walking in Two Worlds – May 29, 2015

We bring you to Alaska’s Tongass Forest, where the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turned tribes into corporations and sparked a lengthy logging frenzy. In this radio adaptation of the documentary film, Walking in Two Worlds, we meet a Tlingit brother and sister, who are trying to heal both the forest and their native community. Special thanks to Specialty Studios.


Wanda Culp & Bob Loescher, Tlinget brother & Sister; Peter Coyote, narrator; Mike Jackson, Tlingit tribal historian;Ernestine Hanlon-Abel, Weaver & Activist; Byron Mallott, Former Seaalaska CEO; Israel Shotridge, Tlingit carver; Tom Thorton, anthropologist; Lydia George, Tlingit Clan Mother; Joe Sebastian, Alaska Fisherman & guide; Deny Bschor, former US Forest Service Regional Forester; John Rowan, Tlingit carver, Richard Nixon, President of the United States;Rick Harris, Former Seaalaska Executive VP; Rosita Worl, Seaalaska Board member.

More information:

Sealaska Corporation

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Specialty Studios

Bo Boudart Productions

Tongass National Forest


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