A total of 59 audio reels were saved from the project. On them are things like teachings from elder Bill Tcheripanoff in September of 1977, who was recorded talking to Unalaska students about an ulux̂tax̂, an Unangax̂ skin-on-frame sea kayak. There are clips of friends and families playing games in their homes, as well as lists of words translated into Unangam Tunuu.
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“We’ve seen, so many times, all throughout our country, where our sacred grounds have been desecrated and disrespected and not cared for,” said Martin Stepetin, who has been advocating to protect the cemetery since 2014.
For years, a small American flag was all that marked the grave of George Fox. Now, his resting place will finally be recognized.
The bill would add about 251 acres of state land, including the cemetery, to Funter Bay State Marine Park. It heads to the state Senate next.
Adding the cemetery to Funter Bay State Marine Park would mean the land couldn’t be sold or developed, and people would always be able to care for the cemetery.
Hamilton’s advice is to be friendly, help others and to not dwell on bad things that may happen in life.
At least one conservative Alaska commentator and an elected official have defended the offensive license plates as expressions of free speech.
The facility houses an immense collection of historical documents and records, including records about Alaska and the Indigenous peoples of the area.
Hallie Dixon settled in Anchorage with her husband, eight years before Alaska became a state. They also spent 14 years in St. Mary’s.