Marie Olson (Kaayistaan) is escorted off the stage by Master of Ceremonies David R. Boxley (Gyibaawm Laxha), right, after she received the President’s Life Achievement Award from Tlingit & Haida President Chalyee Éesh Richard Peterson during the President’s Award Banquet and Language Fundraiser at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marie Olson (Kaayistaan) is escorted off the stage by Master of Ceremonies David R. Boxley (Gyibaawm Laxha), right, after she received the President’s Life Achievement Award from Tlingit & Haida President Chalyee Éesh Richard Peterson during the President’s Award Banquet and Language Fundraiser at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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