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New healing totem pole dedicated at the Alaska Native Heritage Center

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2023
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Native Heritage Center is now home to the first healing totem pole dedicated to the U.S. Indian Boarding School survivors, descendants, and attendees who have never made it home. The pole, the Alaska Native Heritage Center said, represents the healing journey for Alaska Natives and Native Americans. It is a place, head carver of the pole, T.J Young said, “Where people could come and not be a memorial, but some sort of remembrance.” Young spent three months carving the pole. He said the pole...

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