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National Native American Awareness Month Joe Kahklen

Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009

Joe Kahklen

Age:73.

Residency: Juneau.

Clan/Tribe: Raven/Dog Salmon.

Position: Chairman of board, Goldbelt Inc. Shareholder in Goldbelt and Sealaska Corp.

Family: Two sons, Keith and Craig Kahklen.

Hobbies: Fishing and skiing.

Quote: "My dad is from Kake, mom from Klawock. We practiced subsistence within the villages. Being able to trace the ancestors back four or five generations, I'm proud of our history. Tlingit people were sophisticated. ... I hope that we can continue to pass our traditions to our children and grandchildren."

• The Juneau Empire will profile a different member of Juneau's Alaska Native community each day during November. To be profiled e-mail editor@juneauempire.com or call 907-523-2272.



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