Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003

Lieutenant governor honors Chief John

Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman joined the friends and family of Chief Peter John in Minto on Aug. 13 to honor the life and history of the 102-year-old Athabascan traditional chief.

John was born on Oct. 15, 1900, and was a self-taught and respected leader. John was an outspoken advocate for sobriety within the Alaska Native community and testified for Alaska Native land claims in the 1960s. He was chosen by village elders from across Interior Alaska's Athabascan region to be the new traditional chief in 1992.

Adult hockey association now taking registration

The Juneau Adult Hockey Association is taking registration through Sept. 7 for its autumn hockey season running from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15.

JAHA is forming two coed leagues. The association will also host a women's-only introductory league. All league play will be noncontact and open to players 18 or older. Forms available at Treadwell Arena in Douglas.

The JAHA is a nonprofit group dedicated to organizing recreation hockey for Juneau's adults at the Treadwell Arena. For more information, call Christopher at 586-3232.

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