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Eagle Village Elder Dies In Car Accident

By | July 9, 2012 - 5:08 pm

A well-respected chief from Eagle Village, Alaska was killed in a car accident in Anchorage last week.  Seventy-one-year-old Isaac Juneby was a charismatic man, known for his humor and smile.  Juneby was one of the last Han language speakers.  He recently began a master’s degree focusing on Han regalia.  His wife Sandi says he did not start speaking English until the age of nine.  As a child, she says he wore the traditional clothing of the Han-Athabascan tribe.

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