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Juanita Melsheimer

Juanita Melsheimer

Juanita Melsheimer was a Sugpiaq Elder from Nanwalek, Alaska. She grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle as a fluent speaker of her Native language, Sugt'stun. She was an advocate for Native subsistence rights, and was passionate about maintaining traditional skills and connections to land and heritage. Juanita passed away in November 2002.

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