100 Years of the ANB and ANS
February 12, 2013
This exhibition was created by the Sitka Historical Society in collaboration with the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood camps of Sitka. It commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood, the oldest indigenous civil rights organizations in the nation. With historic images and text, the exhibit provides an overview of the rich history of the ANB and ANS, including the challenges overcome and the contributions made in championing the rights and improving the lives of Native peoples in Alaska.
Funding for the project was provided by the Sitka Historical Society, Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the National Park Service, and the Alaska Humanities Forum.
The Tongass Historical Museum will host the exhibit from Tuesday, February 19th thru Saturday, February 23rd and at the Saxman Community Hall will host the exhibit from Sunday, February 24th thru Wednesday, February 27th.
An Opening Reception will be held at the Tongass Historical Museum on Tuesday, February 19th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Admission is free
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