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Georgianna Lincoln is Athabascan who was born in 1943 in Fairbanks, Alaska. She grew up in Rampart and Fairbanks, where she graduated from Lathrop High School and attended the University of Alaska. Eventually, Georgianna became involved in local Native political and social issues. This led her to become Executive Director of the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) in their early days and a director at Tanana Chiefs Conference. She worked to secure Alaska Native land claims in the 1970s, developed health and education programs in her region in the 1980s, and in the 1990s served 14 years in the Alaska State Legislature (1991-1992 as Representative; 1993-2004 as Senator). Georgianna is the only Native woman elected to the Alaska State Senate, where she championed issues of women and children as well as natural resource management, and in 1996, was the first Native woman to be a candidate for the US Congress from Alaska. She also served on the board of directors for Doyon, Ltd. Native Corporation for 33 years, including a number of years as the Chairman of the Board, and has worked as a commercial fisherman.