Keynote Speakers

Last year’s Keynote Speaker, Marieke Van Damme.

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About the Speaker

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2019 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr.

Alaska Historical Society Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr. works at the Burke Museum in Seattle, and formerly ran Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum. Dr. Haakanson’s work includes uncovering the history of Awa’uq or Refuge Rock, the site of a 1784 massacre of perhaps thousands of Alutiiq people on the south end of Kodiak Island at the hands of Russian fur trader Grigory Shelikov’s armed men. Dr. Haakanson also directed the project that led to publication of Giinaquq, Like a Face: Sugpiaq Masks of the Kodiak Archipelago.