Native American Heritage Month: Harold P. Martin

Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2009

Age: 75

Tribe, moiety, clan: Tlingit, Raven, Taakdeintaan

Residency: Juneau

Positions: President of Kake Tribal Corp.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, reading, watching basketball and boxing.

Quote: "As Natives we are born into a culturally rich way of life. Despite huge assaults on our customs, traditions and culture such as assimilation, the protocols of our way of life are alive and well. Many of your Native people pledged to lay down their lives to protect this land and country that we all love. Per capita, more Alaska Natives have served in the U.S. military and all the wars that the United States has ever been involved in, than any other state."

• 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. Please include a name and phone number.



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