Athabascan Leaders Passes Away

Athabascan linguist and tradition bearer Katherine Peter has died at age 92 at her Fairbanks home. Peter was an expert in Athabascan language and culture and the author of a number of books and translations¬† She began working with the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks when it started in 1972 and went on to teach the Gwich’in language at the university.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

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