Students portray Tlingit story of respect for women

Raven learned the hard way that you don't mess with women.

High school and middle school students performed a shadowbox play of "Koodigwási Shaawát (Fogwoman)" on March 8 in honor of Women's History Month and Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, illustrating stories of strength and resolve. By the end of the play, the character Raven was alone and hungry due to the treatment of the woman he loved.

"The moral of the story was, don't hit your wife," said Xwaanlein, Virginia Oliver, Tlingit language teacher at Wrangell schools, who organized the play. "(Fogwoman) left and she never came back. There was no...


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