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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell educator partakes in Smithsonian research project

 

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Standing in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. last month are members of the Recovering Voices group from Southeast Alaska: Virginia Oliver, Ruth Demmert, Allen Zuboff, Garfield George, Gabby George, Linda Wynn, Florence Sheakley and Shgen George. The girl at front in Violet George.

A Tlingit educator and Wrangell resident returned home late last month after taking part in a community research program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

Virginia Oliver was selected for the trip by Recovering Voices, a research initiative that supports indigenous communities in their efforts to save, document, and revitalize their languages, cultures and knowledge systems. Groups of scholars and elders are brought from around the country to the Smithsonian to examine specimens in its collection related to their heritage, and then discuss their significance with museum staf...



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