Native American Heritage Month: Lorena Phillips

Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009

Age: 20.

Tribe: Inupiaq.

Residency: Noatak and Juneau.

Positions: Student.

Hobbies: Fishing, snowmobiling, berry picking, basketball, writing and drawing.

Quote: "Being Alaska Native means a lot to me. My heritage and culture are a big part of my identity. It is interesting to hear about other cultures during this month. It makes me proud to be able to share with others stories from my culture and be able to learn about other cultures as well. I am glad that there is a month especially for Native Americans. It brings everyone just a little closer together."

• The Juneau Empire will profile a different member of Juneau's Alaska Native community each day during November. To be profiled, e-mail Please include a name and phone number.

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