By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Ethel Lund, advocate for Alaska Native health care, dies at 91


November 16, 2022

Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute

Ethel Lund, one of the founders of SEARHC, died last Friday at age 91.

Ethel Aanwoogex' Lund, a pioneer of tribal health care, died in the early morning last Friday at the age of 91. She was instrumental in improving the quality of care for Alaska Native people and received national recognition for her contributions.

Lund was born in Wrangell in 1931, where she witnessed firsthand the challenges that rural and Native Alaskans faced when trying to access health care. After tuberculosis devastated her community - and put her in the hospital for two and a half years - she "spent her life dedicated to advancing the quality and standard of care available across So...

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