Soboleff, who lived to be 102, was a longtime advocate for Lingít people through his ministries and work to support Juneau’s youth.
Presbyterian church leaders have determined that closing the church was an act of racism.
The Lingít community was hit hard when the community church was shuttered in a move considered racist.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Army began the process of returning the remains of eight Indigenous children from the Carlisle School to their families across the country.
The effort continues work that cemetery restoration expert Bob Sam started in 1990s.
“Like other churches in Alaska,” Father Andrew said, “although it’s very remote, you can see some nice architecture and fine carpentry.”
Police are investigating. After KTOO contacted the Anti-Defamation League for comment, the organization said it would reach out to Dzántik’i Héeni to offer support.
Ian Hartman says he wants people who read his book to see the value in the state’s diversity. He’s expanding on his 2020 book with a new edition, “Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest,” set to come out this fall.
About 30 people gathered on Monday night to share their stories and sing to their missing loved ones.
Telephone links between Tonga and the rest of the world are slowly being reconnected, but they’re unreliable, and the internet is still down.