Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski had a long-standing relationship with Athabascan elder Sidney Huntington. On December 9, 2015, she took time to pay tribute to his legacy.
From Senator Murkowski’s Facebook page:
“Earlier today I paid tribute to Sidney Huntington, who passed away yesterday after living 100 full, meaningful years. So many words come to mind when I think of Sidney Huntington: elder, culture-bearer, role model, philosopher, outdoorsman, public servant. I was privileged with the gift of Sidney Huntington’s friendship, and Alaska is privileged with the gift of his legacy. He was one of Alaska’s most treasured cultural icons, and he will be deeply missed.”
We are honored that Senator Murkowski speaks about The Winter Bear Project in her speech!