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Ahtna Kanas Summer 2018

CRNA Citizen of the Year

Outdoor photo of Copper River Native Association

Gloria Stickwan, Ahtna’s Customary and Traditional and Environmental Coordinator, was nominated for the Copper River Native Association (CRNA) Citizen of the Year Award for her tenacity in fighting for the preservation of the subsistence way of life for our Ahtna people. Ms. Stickwan continues to stay educated on all changes to the State of Alaska hunting regulations. She is a wealth of information and is a true leader in our community. She is an advocate for positive role models in the community, a proponent of education and ample employment for community members as well as having a vast knowledge of historical land transactions. Ms. Stickwan was presented with the award at CRNA’s Annual Meeting and her plaque read “For your loyal dedication and unwavering commitment to protecting the customary and traditional rights of the Ahtna people.”

Photo of Gloria Stickwan
Citizen of the Year Graphic