Alaska celebrates Native affirmation on currency and heritage month


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 2:16pm

U.S. Mint

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-On October 7, the Indigenous Alaskans were honored in two ways. First, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 126 into law, declaring November as Alaska Native Heritage Month. The bill reads, in part, "Alaska Native Heritage Month may be observed by schools, community groups, and other public and private agencies and individuals with appropriate activities to honor and recognize the contributions made by Alaska Natives in the history of this state and the United States."

"The history of Alaska's native peoples is the history of Alaska," Gov. Dunleavy said. "Without it, Alask...

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