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A Father's Respect
By Rick Grams


February 16, 2006

On the night of February 15, 2006 at the Ketchikan Discovery Center, I very proudly watched Danielle Grams (my youngest daughter) repeat the words Elizabeth Peratrovich presented to the Alaska State Senate many years ago.  Danielle spoke the words eloquently yet with unwavering conviction while two mayors, ANB/ANS, and members of the community looked on.  As she filled the room with those words, I couldn't help but go through the "flashback of life" that only a parent can do while their child completes a memorable task.

Danielle Grams is Haida and Tshimpsian (Eagle Frog).  Her Mother is Caroline Luckey also Haida and Tshimpsian (Eagle Frog) from Ketchikan.  Danielle also has a lovely sister (Nicole), and two brothers (Chris and Rick).

As her Father, Danielle has my complete respect.  I wanted to say this publicly because I can clearly see how our children truly are our future.

Rick Grams
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: "Rick Grams has lived in Ketchikan since June of 2000.  He has four children, all of them grown and living here in Ketchikan as well.  Rick is in the process of completing his BSBA with an emphasis in Information Technology and has been accepted into an Executive Masters of Business Administration program.  Rick belongs to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce at the individual level and comes from an extensive background of implementing technology in business areas.  Most of all, Rick desires to see year round jobs that provide career opportunities to our local population."


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Elizabeth Peratrovich Day: Honoring Our Youth By MARIE L. MONYAK - In 1988 the Alaska Legislature established February 16th as "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day" to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Anti-Discrimination Act. Every year Alaskans celebrate the day and remember Peratrovich's efforts to achieve equality and justice for all Alaskans of every race, creed and ethnic background. - More...
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