In 2013, Congress authorized the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to establish a national veterans memorial for Natives. The Alaska community consultations of that national effort wrapped last week.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a series of noon lectures honoring Native warriors — past and present. Tuesday’s lecture is about code talkers, a group of Native soldiers who helped transmit coded messages during World War II.
Richard Peterson of Kasaan is the new president of the Tlingit-Haida central council
Until recently, no one knew that Tlingits from Southeast Alaska also served as code talkers.