Ernestine Hayes, a Tlingit author and former Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2016-2018, gives a lecture on Juneau’s Indian Village at the Walter Soboleff Building on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The lecture is sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ernestine Hayes, a Tlingit author and former Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2016-2018, gives a lecture on Juneau’s Indian Village at the Walter Soboleff Building on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The lecture is sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Former State Writer Laureate talks about importance of protecting aboriginal rights

Hayes speaks at Sealaska Heritage Institute

Ernestine Hayes, a Tlingit author and former Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2016-2018, talks about the persisting effects colonization after her lecture on Juneau’s Indian Village at the Walter Soboleff Building on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The lecture is sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.


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