Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 
Meet the People
Okalena Patricia Lekanoff-Gregory

Photo courtesy of Wayde Carroll

Okalena Patricia Lekanoff-Gregory

Patricia Lekanoff-Gregory was born and raised in Unalaska. She is a Master bentwood hat maker and passionate about learning about her art and sharing her knowledge. She demonstrates at universities, in the Unangax^ community and at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. She has served on various councils and boards, including Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc., Ounalashka Corporation and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Aleut Corporation. To learn more about bentwood hats from Mrs. Lekanoff-Gregory, go to www.mnh.si.edu and click the YouTube icon, then go to the Living Our Traditions playlist. [Last updated in 2013]