Children from the Sitka Native Education Program, MEHS Students and employees of the National Parks Service marched in observance of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day.
(Photo/KCAW/Katherine Rose)

“I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them of our Bill of Rights.”

– Elizabeth Peratrovich

Children and adults alike marched to ANB Hall in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. The Alaska Native civil rights leader was instrumental in the passage of the territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.