Senior giving back to adoptive culture with historical fix-it project
April 12, 2023
What started out as merely a way to show support for her best friend ended up being a life-changing experience for high school senior Brodie Gardner.
Last June, she was asked by Mia Wiederspohn to go with her to the Sealaska Heritage-organized Celebration in Juneau, which led to Gardner becoming more involved in the Tlingit culture and restoration of the Chief Shakes gravesite on Case Avenue.
"I went to Celebration with Virginia (Oliver), and I'm not part of her Tlingit class but my best friend Mia has a big role there," Gardner said. "She said, 'Please go so I can have a buddy.' I did and...
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