Native American Heritage Month: Robert Martin Jr.

Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2009

Name: Robert Martin Jr.

Age: 67.

Residency: Juneau.

Tribe, moiety, clan: Tlingit, Eagle, Killer Whale

Positions: Goldbelt Corp. vice president of operations, past board chairman; Juneau Chamber of Commerce president; University of Alaska Board of Regents; Sealaska Heritage Institute trustee; Alaska Energy Authority past board chair; Northwest Public Power Association past chair; Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 70 member; Tlingit-Haida Central Council tribal member; Juneau Lessons Learned Commission; Southeast Alaska Native Veterans Association.

Hobbies: Amateur wood carver, skiing, fishing, reloading and hunting.

Quote: "Tlingits were a people who did business all up and down the coast and into the interior regions using rivers and traditional trails. We're working to improve on those traditions."

• The Juneau Empire will profile a different member of Juneau's Alaska Native community each day during November. To be profiled e-mail

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