Native American Heritage Month Eunic Akagi

Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009

Age: 89.

Residency: Juneau but born in Sitka.

Tribe, moiety, clan: Tlingit, Eagle (KaagWaanTaan), Killer Whale

Positions: Past president and life member Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, life member Alaska Native Sisterhood, B-17 riveter at Boeing in World War II.

Hobbies: Singing, reminiscing with people about the old cannery days in Alaska, Tlingit culture classes.

Quote: "National Native American Awareness Month reminds me of how proud my father was we were four-fourths Tlingit and how my grandmother described the American flag-raising ceremony in Sitka in 1867. She was a young girl, but she was there and told me about it and other stories of Tlingit life in those days."

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