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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Tlingit history points the way to 'young man's' senior project


March 15, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Senior Zeke Young takes a moment between classes to talk about his graduation project, which is creating Tlingit and English language signs to guide people to points of cultural and historic interest in Wrangell.

Zeke Yéeskáa Young always enjoys meeting new people, traveling to new places and learning about different cultures. But he had no idea when moving to Wrangell last year from Port Angeles, Washington, that he'd be helping to sustain a culture.

Young's high school senior project is to create five new signs in Tlingit and English to direct residents and visitors to five Native points of interest.

"When I came up here last year, I needed a fine arts credit," he said. "I was put into Tlingit for my fine arts. At first, I was kind of hesitant. New language, totally new culture, and just history in g...

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