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Elizabeth Peratrovich, because she was basically the Martin Luther King Jr. for Alaska. There was a whole bunch of segregation going on for Alaska Natives, and that might still be going on if it wasn't for her.
Who is your favorite famous Alaskan and why? 022614 SPEAKINGOUT 1 For the CCW Elizabeth Peratrovich, because she was basically the Martin Luther King Jr. for Alaska. There was a whole bunch of segregation going on for Alaska Natives, and that might still be going on if it wasn't for her.

"Elizabeth Peratrovich, because she was basically the Martin Luther King Jr. for Alaska." - Lorena Gebhardt, high school junior


"Carlos Boozer, because he made it into the NBA from Juneau." - José Rivera, stay-at-home mom


"Judge Tom Stewart, because he put together a great constitution and he's a great guy." - Dan Deroux, artist


"Rep. Benjamin Nageak, because he's really funny and he's representing our culture, too. While we met with him today (on a school field trip) he said food security was important, and that's really important to me." - Chloe Naylor, HS junior

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Story last updated at 2/26/2014 - 1:30 pm

Who is your favorite famous Alaskan and why?

Elizabeth Peratrovich, because she was basically the Martin Luther King Jr. for Alaska. There was a whole bunch of segregation going on for Alaska Natives, and that might still be going on if it wasn't for her.

- Lorena Gebhardt, high school junior

Representative Benjamin Nageak, because he's really funny and he's representing our culture, too. While we met with him today (on a school field trip) he said food security was important, and that's really important to me.

- Chloe Naylor, high school junior

Carlos Boozer, because he made it into the NBA from Juneau.

- José Rivera, stay-at-home mom

Judge Tom Stewart, because he put together a great constitution and he's a great guy.

- Dan Deroux, artist


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