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Attend the ‘Echoes of War’ panel discussion on Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 12

October 7, 2020 – FYI

On Indigenous Peoples Day (Monday, October 12), the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is hosting a livestream panel conversation about its current exhibit, “Echoes of War: Unangax̂ Internment During WWII.” Panelists will discuss the evacuation and internment of Unangax̂, Unangax̂ culture, and contemporary life on the Pribilof Islands.

All the panelists are current or former residents of St. Paul — one of the Pribilof Islands — and have family members who were interned at Funter Bay in Southeast Alaska:

  • Zinaida Melovidov – A St. Paul resident and mother of seven whose parents were interned.
  • Jacob Merculief – Mayor of St. Paul Island and Tribal Council Member for the Aleut Community of St. Paul. His parents and grandparents were interned.
  • Serafima Edelen – Born in Anchorage and raised in St. Paul. Two of her great-grandparents were interned.
  • Martin Stepetin Sr. – Former St. Paul resident who now resides in Juneau. All four of his grandparents were interned.

The discussion will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live on Monday at 6:30 p.m. City Museum Curator of Exhibits and Collections Niko Sanguinetti will moderate.

Visit juneau.org/museum for more information. Enjoy FREE admission at the museum for all of October thanks to Dan and Alma Harris.