Print #13. Our Future, 2016

Print #13. Our Future, 2016. 32×16″ 18 oz. scrim weatherproof vinyl.

Text & Citations for Print #13: Our Future, 2016

“Our generation is to inherit our traditions, languages and culture and what a blessing it is to know who we are,” said Alvanna-Stimpfle. “We also inherit the responsibility of managing tribal governments, Native corporations as well as health and fishery institutions. By their very nature they are western democratic institutions, which require us to be engaged citizens and active shareholders. Our responsibility is to the land and to our way of life. We must ensure that our institutions remain firmly guided by our traditional values. With that we have the political and economic opportunity to define our future on our terms.”
—Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle

Image Sources:

  • Photo: Pederson Lagoon and Glacier. Historic American Landscapes Survey, compiled after 2000. Library of Congress, HALS AK-4.

“WordWrap 2017: Historical Reflections on the Law of the Land.” Created by Lisa Link for the Alaska Sesquicentennial Commemorative Exhibit, “Voices of Change: Perspectives on the Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States” at Sitka National Historical Park.