Last Saturday, the Alaska Native community and allies gathered at Overstreet Park in Juneau for a candlelight vigil honoring the 215 children found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Their insurance adjuster noted that homeowner Ernestine Hayes’ clan, the Kaagwaantaan, are known as the Burnt House People.
Gov. Bill Walker was recently adopted into the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan. Walker said being adopted by the clan was a complete surprise.