Beyond reproach

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002

My name is Kin.zei of the Kaagwaantaan/Wolf clan. I am writing in support of Fran Ulmer for governor. Fran also carries the Tlingit name of Kin.zei.

She is an adopted Kaagwaantaan on the request of my mother, the famous master Chilkat blanket weaver Jennie Thlunaut, who is no longer with us. When my mother met Fran Ulmer many years ago, she was very impressed by Fran's intelligence and by her integrity and wanted to adopt Fran into our clan. She said to me, "Agnes, that lady is a tléitakw kaa," which means "that lady is beyond reproach." No Nov. 5, I urge you to go to the polls and vote for one of our own clan members - Fran Ulmer for governor.

Agnes Bellinger


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