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Ahtna Kanas Fall 2016

Her Picture Speaks Volumes

Alaska Business Magazine Cover with Portraits of Michelle Anderson

You could call our president, Michelle Anderson, a “cover girl.”

Anderson is featured on the cover of the September issue of Alaska Business Monthly, which has a special section on Alaska Native business. In a lengthy interview, Anderson tells readers:

“I’m Athabascan, so I was raised in and around the Ahtna Athabascan culture. The values that we talk about today are values I was raised with. I believe in what I talk about because I was raised up in it. I understand it. I get it.”

The story’s author notes that Anderson is “passionate” about getting shareholder-owners into leadership positions.

“We understand the value of money and that we have to make it, but also the value of traditional hunting rights and fishing rights,” Anderson says. “Those are just as important if not more so.”

Selected Alaska Business Monthly stories are posted on, and you can view the article under the “News” section of the Ahtna, Inc. website.