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Clarence Jackson, Sr.

Photo courtesy of Donald Gregory, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Clarence Jackson, Sr.

Clarence Jackson, Sr., belonged to the Tsaagweidí (Killer Whale) clan of the Ch’áak’ (Eagle) moiety and was a speaker of Lingít, the Tlingit language. He was born and raised in Kake, and passed away January 31, 2013. Mr. Jackson was a valued member of the Sealaska Corporation Board of Directors, oral historian, and frequent contributor to the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s cultural and historical projects. He was named the first Director Emeritus for the Sealaska board of directors, as recognition of his life’s work. [Last updated in 2013]