Sidney Huntington Passes Away at 100

“Sidney Huntington was a lot of things to a lot of people, but one thing he was not: He was not a quitter. He never quit on people. He never quit on learning. He never quit on living. At an age when he had every excuse to rest on his laurels, he kept on writing, speaking, reaching out to challenge people, especially young Alaska Native people, to be better, to aim higher, to survive and prosper no matter what.

Sidney Huntington was a great man for who he was and what he accomplished, but most of all he was a great human being who inspired us to use all our faculties and every bit of our time on this earth to let others, especially young people, know that their lives are precious to us.”
Anne Hanley, The Winter Bear Project Playwright/Producer


Anne Hanley with Sidney Huntington in 2014 at the Nulato performance of The Winter Bear.

We here at The Winter Bear Project express our deepest condolences to Mr. Huntington’s many loved ones. See below for full coverage of Mr. Huntington’s passing.


Alaska Dispatch News:
Sidney Huntington, Athabascan elder and author, dies at 100

Alaska Public Radio Network:
Galena Elder Sidney Huntington Passes Away at 100


Sidney Huntington Dies, Leaving 100-year Legacy

Photo by Eric Engman

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Galena Patriarch Sidney Huntington Dies


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Galena Unites to Celebrate Sidney Huntington


Alaska Public Radio Network:
Sidney Huntington Remembered for Hard Work, Passion


Alaska Dispatch News:
Sidney Huntington Learned Leadership and Survival at Age 5


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Galena Gathers to Bury Esteemed Elder Sidney Huntington


Hundreds Attend Memorial Service for Athabascan Elder Sidney Huntington

Click here to read more about Sidney’s 100th Birthday Celebration, or watch the Slideshow below. Rest in Peace.