Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood leaders made a unique boat trip through the waters of the inside passage this month. Their voyage harkened back to the days when local camp officials from towns and villages around the region would travel on fishing boats to attend Grand Camp conventions. The brotherhood was founded a century ago, followed a year later by the sisterhood. So, this journey has special meaning for the cultural and civil rights organizations as they’ll be celebrating the Brotherhoods centennial this fall and the Sisterhoods the next. When they stopped in Petersburg early this month, several current and past grand officers spoke with KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein, who filed this report:
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Petersburg ANB and ANS members welcome the MV Christian

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ANS Grand President Mary Brown of Klawok addresses ANB, ANS members in Petersburg