DENA’INA ACTIVIST ALICE E. BROWN DIED
Born in Kenai, District of Alaska, on May 11, 1912, Alice was a member of the Kenaitze tribe of Dena’ina peoples and a Native rights pioneer. The only woman on the original board of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), she also was a member of the National Congress of American Indians. In 1967, Alaska Governor William Egan appointed her to the Governor’s Task Force on Land Claims. She was reappointed by Governor Walter Hickel in 1968. Alice was chairman of the board for the first Alaskan Native Political Education Committee in 1970. Through her efforts, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act became law in 1971. She was selected to attend the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Human Environment, but was too ill. Brown died in Anchorage, Alaska, her home. State Senate Resolution No. 27, passed in 1973, honored and recognized her life and devotion to her fellow Alaskans. Brown was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame for achievements in political activism in March 2010.
Sources: “Alice Brown,” Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6/6/2019, http://alaskawomenshalloffame.org/alumnae/name/alice-brown/. "CIRI Spotlight: Alice E. Brown." Anchorage, Alaska: Cook Inlet Region Inc., 5/1/2010. Retrieved 6/6/2019, https://www.ciri.com/original-ciri-shareholder-alice-e-brown-was-inducted-into-the/ Photo: Courtesy of Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20160415125920/http://alaskawomenshalloffame.org/alumnae/name/alice-brown/