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Ahtna Kanas Summer 2022

MyAhtna Portal: Shareholder Submission

One of the many perks and benefits of registering with the MyAhtna portal is you can submit news for the Kanas. Visit

Duane Craig

Submitted by Mother Shirley Craig

Duane Craig, a 6th grade Ahtna descendant, was born with 50% hearing loss. In 2017 he had surgery to fix a hole in his ear drum. Post-surgery, Duane has normal hearing. His parents, Ahtna Shareholder Val Craig and Shirley Craig, are very excited to announce that Duane is in the Talented and Gifted Program with an IQ of 131.

River Fawn Birth Announcement

Submitted by Mother Jennifer Mack

Shareholder Jennifer Mack and James Buckley would like to share the birth of their little girl, River Fawn born on April 1, 2022, at Providence Hospital and weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce and 20.5 inches in length. River is the granddaughter of Sharon Stickivan, great-granddaughter of Mary Bindara and great-niece of Carolyn and John Craig. We are pleased to add our little lady to the Ahtna family!

Takaya Dene Taylor Birth Announcement

Submitted by Mother Kayla Elsie Louise Taylor

Please welcome Takaya Taylor! She is the daughter of Ahtna shareholder Kayla Taylor and Trevor Taylor. Takaya was born on February 3, 2022, weighing 7 pounds, and 7 ounces. Her grandparents are Thomas Taylor (paternal) and the late Tana Mae Pete (maternal).