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Tlingit artifacts reviewed at final Chautauqua event


April 25, 2019

Courtesy of Virginia Oliver

A set of all panels Oliver and other elders from across Southeast Alaska got to see on their trip to Washington D.C. back in 2017.

The Nolan Center held its final Chautauqua speaking event of the year last week. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver gave a presentation on her 2017 trip to Washington D.C. where she got to take an up-close look at about a hundred different Tlingit artifacts held by the Smithsonian. Oliver said she was invited on the trip near the very end of 2016, as a part of the Smithsonian's "Recovering Voices" program. Recovering Voices, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's website, is a program that partners with indigenous communities in an attempt to help revitalize and pr...

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