The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood were founded on Christian principle. Since the beginning of time, Tlingits have cared for each other and worked to uplift and encourage people. Friday night, Jan. 30, at the Juneau ANB Hall was no exception. My sisters Diane Carrier and Sarah Lampe gathered Native foods in a basket to be auctioned along with hundreds for a benefit to ANB Grand President Samuel Jackson. Everyone pulled together and more than $11,000 was raised in a short time.
Touched to the point of tears, I thanked my fellow Tlingits for caring so much for other people. A people united make "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine." ( Proverbs 17:22.) On Jan. 30, ANB and ANS members lifted up their voices in prayer to show their thanks for ANB Grand President Samuel Jackson and to ask that he be healed and buoyed by our love.
Harry R. Sharclane
President ANB Camp 12