From the time she was a small child, Pauline Kookesh Duncan always wanted to be a teacher. But she had no idea she she would grow up to pioneer children’s books and teaching materials using the Tlingit language and culture.
Gordon Jackson’s dream was to be a high school basketball coach — and while that didn’t happen, he was team player for a number of Alaska Native causes.
On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, we’ll celebrate the honors bestowed upon them by the University of Alaska Southeast – Duncan’s honorary Doctorate of Education and Jackson’s award for meritorious service.
- Also on today’s show, the ROAR women’s conference and the “Move for a Cause” fitness program.
- And something for you bird watchers: what you can see at the Eagle Beach Hiking Trail.
Join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride today at 3:00 p.m., live on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at KTOO.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.