On May 22, 2011, the State of Alaska lost a great man--Dr. Walter Soboleff, a Tlingit leader, teacher, pastor, and traditional scholar. He was a beloved figure who served Native and non-Native people in too many ways to count. He served on Sealaska Heritage Institute's Board of Trustees since 1985 and as our Chair since 1988--he was a leader of SHI almost as long as SHI has been around. He was also a traditional scholar and fluent speaker of the Tlingit language. He was 102 when he Walked Into the Forest. He was 101 when he gave this welcome address at Grand Entrance, Celebration 2010.

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