By Ben Muir 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebrated with portrait unveiling


February 22, 2018

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Janine Gibbons unveils her portrait of Elizabeth Peratrovich on Friday at a ceremony at the ANS-ANB Hall.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day was on Friday, February 16, and to honor the civil rights activist a local artist unveiled a portrait of the Petersburg-born Tlingit woman, who was a significant actor in passing the first anti-discrimination law in the country.

The artist, Janine Gibbons, unveiled the portrait of Peratrovich at the ANB-ANS Hall Friday afternoon in Petersburg.

"I see Elizabeth Peratrovich as just this role model that brought a lot of people from the whole entire state of Alaska together to rise up for indigenous people," Gibbons said.

Peratrovich was born in Petersburg on July...

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