Offshoot Commentaries: Alaska Native Matriarchal Power
Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute presents
Episode 7: Alaska Native Matriarchal Power
First Alaskans Institute executives La quen náay Liz Medicine Crow (Haida/Tlingit), CEO/President, and ‘Wáahlaal Gíidaak Barbara Blake (Haida/Tlingit/Ahtna Athabascan), Alaska Native Policy Director, talk with us about important social and racial equality work they are doing in Alaska. Both are active in indigenous networks with ties to Hawaiʻi. Listen as these amazing female leaders share personal life experiences around learning and reclaiming their mother tongue, the importance of their people’s matrilineal traditions, and what it means to be a leader in their community.
Original Release Date:
February 26, 2021