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A traveling exhibition has been created by the Sitka Historical Society in collaboration with the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood camps of Sitka to honor the one-hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood, the oldest indigenous civil rights organizations in the nation.
With its a myriad of historic images, brief bios, quotes and text, the exhibit provides an overview of the ANS's and ANB's rich history, the challenges they faced and overcame, and their contributions to champion the rights and improve the general well-being and lives of Native peoples.
This easy-to-set-up travelling exhibition is available to any interested organization or school at no cost except shipping (approximately $60, depending on location). To make a request to host or for text narratives of the panels, contact the Sitka Historical Society at 907-747-6455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In Sitka, you can see a permanent installation of this exhibition in a slightly larger format at the historic Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
Funding for the project was provided by the Sitka Historical Society, Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the National Park Service, and the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Anastasia Tarmann at the Alaska Historical Library at 907-465-2924.