Native stories at Baby Raven Reads this Saturday


December 6, 2018

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Delila Ramirez works for the Sealaska Heritage Institute. She came to the Riverflats Open Mic Night to read "Raven Brings Us Fire," to promote her baby raven reading program.

Baby Raven Reads is a program sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute giving native children an opportunity to learn about their history and culture through stories, activities, and music, according to community liaison Delila Ramirez. The monthly program is in its second year, she said. The next reading day will be Sat., Dec. 8 at Head Start from 10 a.m. to noon..

"It promotes early literacy, language development, and school readiness for Alaska native families," Ramirez said.

The target audience for Baby Raven Reads is children five-years-old and younger, but Ramirez said that older...

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