Ernestine Hayes Assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast

Ernestine Hayes is Tlingit of the Kaagwaantaan clan, and an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast. She has authored two books, Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir, which won the American Book Award, and the children’s book The Story of the Town Bear and the Forest Bear, translated from the Tlingit Aanka Xoodzi ka Aasgutu Xoodzi
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