December 2016 Newsletter

Here is our December 2016 newsletter.  You can subscribe to our newsletter here.


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ANCSA and the Agents of Change

We are pleased to share with you the Ted Stevens Foundation’s first oral history project, “ANCSA and the Agents of Change.” Utilizing the Senator’s papers, photographs, and other historical documents, the Foundation assembled a distinguished group of Alaskans who were instrumental in the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Their efforts 45 years ago transformed our state, and their stories will inspire future generations of Alaskan leaders to tackle the challenges we currently face. Thank you to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for providing the venue for this discussion, to GCI and Denali Media for producing this video, and to all of our participants, who were the agents of change: Jake Adams, Cynthia Ahwinona, Nelson Angapak, Roy Ewan, Willie Hensley, Al Ketzler Sr., Sam Kito, Jr., Oliver Leavitt, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot, Marie Nash, Emil Notti, John Shively, and moderator Kristina Woolston. “ANCSA and the Agents of Change” will air statewide on GCI Channel 907 beginning December 18, 2016.  

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Stories from the Stevens Stacks

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This week we bring you two tales from the collection.

While fighting for Alaska Statehood, Stevens served under President Eisenhower, whom the Senator greatly admired.  As Senator, Stevens served with an additional 8 U.S. Presidents.  Can you name all 8?  Hint — They are all shown in this photo from our stacks.

Our second tale come from Mr. Whitekeys.  He was a guest on the afternoon KFQD radio show “The Dave Stieren Show”.  In this 2 minute segment, Mr. Whitekeys shared two stories of Senator Ted Stevens.  We located both the pictures referred to in the clip and shared them here.   The segment of the June 3 show is also included.

Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young pose with a life-size cutout of then-President Bill Clinton and a giant cut out of a can of spam on the Capitol steps in July 1993 for Mr. Whitekeys Fly-By-Night Club. Ted Stevens Foundation photo.

We hope you enjoyed this first edition.  Tune in next Thursday to read what new discoveries we have made in the Stevens Stacks.

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Merry Christmas

The Ted Stevens Foundation wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

In the spirit of this holiday season, we wanted to share a our history with you.

1995 Christmas letter Stevens Family

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Birthday Message from Senator Dan Sullivan

A wonderful birthday message from Senator Dan Sullivan.

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