Wrangell educator partakes in Smithsonian project
April 6, 2017
WRANGELL – A Tlingit educator and Wrangell resident returned home late last month after taking part in a community research program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
Virginia Oliver was selected for the trip by Recovering Voices, a research initiative that supports indigenous communities in their efforts to save, document, and revitalize their languages, cultures and knowledge systems. Groups of scholars and elders are brought from around the country to the Smithsonian to examine specimens in its collection related to their heritage, and then discuss their significance w...