SITKA, ALASKA The University of Alaska on Friday (5-1-09) awarded Herman Kitka an honorary Doctorate of Humane letters.
The 94-year old Tlingit leader was a founding officer of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska in 1938, the first president of the Shee Atika board of directors, and influential in developing the legislation that led to the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.
Robert Woolsey attended the ceremony:
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