Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes speaks of how the Alaska Native practice of naming has impacted her work during a lecture at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute for Native American Heritage Month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes speaks of how the Alaska Native practice of naming has impacted her work during a lecture at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute for Native American Heritage Month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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