Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights


February 20, 2020

Brian Varela/ Wrangell Sentinel

Trinity Glazer, left, and Lorraine Allen, right, lead Johnson O'Malley dancers and elders in a traditional Tlingit song and dance. Behind Glazer and Allen is Ross Nannauck III.

PETERSBURG ­– The Petersburg Indian Association, Petersburg Arts Council and Petersburg ANB/ANS hosted the first annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration on Sunday to honor the woman who spearheaded Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

The ceremony began with a march down Nordic Dr. that began at the Trading Union and ended at the John Hanson Sr. Hall where the celebration continued. Master of Ceremonies Nathan Lopez acknowledged the work that Peratrovich and her husband Roy did for civil rights in the state, which inspired others throughout the country.

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