Katie John Named An Alaskan "Woman Of The Century"

Katie John of Mentasta, Alaska – a Copper Valley Ahtna Athabascan Village – has been named one of 10 Alaskan "Women Of The Century.&quo...

Katie John of Mentasta, Alaska – a Copper Valley Ahtna Athabascan Village – has been named one of 10 Alaskan "Women Of The Century." The award was given in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote in 1920 – two years after the 1918 flu pandemic. 
 
She's not a surprising pick. The late Katie John sued the state and federal governments in the 1980's for Native subsistence rights. A mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Katie John took her case for subsistence rights all the way to the United States Supreme Court. And she won.

Katie John, at home in Mentasta.  (File Photo, Country Journal)







Related

Rural News 3884982170854596555

Click Here

Too Far North: David Mudrick

Too Far North: David Mudrick
Click To See More Alaska Cartoons

Search For Somebody Below

Popular Posts

sign up for email alerts.

The Journal Is Copyrighted material

The Journal Is Copyrighted material
All rights reserved. Contact us at 320-1145. (This photo is a Journal file photo of Jerry Strang of Gakona Lodge.)

Write To The Country Journal

Name

Email *

Message *

Copper River Country

Copper River Country
Click To View Map Of The Valley

See Every Single Story

CLICK HERE: 2020 BEARFOOT Ebook

CLICK HERE: 2020 BEARFOOT Ebook
Sign Up To Advertise For 2021
item