Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building. Bussiere met with tribal leaders as well as clan leaders from three Southeast Alaska villages that were bombarded by the military in the 1800s. The meetings were the start of a process that could lead to public acknowledgments or apologies for the events. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building. Bussiere met with tribal leaders as well as clan leaders from three Southeast Alaska villages that were bombarded by the military in the 1800s. The meetings were the start of a process that could lead to public acknowledgments or apologies for the events. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Setting it right: Military could apologize for bombarding Alaska Native villages

Commander meets with Southeast Native leaders about possible redress for trio of 19th-century conflicts

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