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Rosita Worl

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Rosita Worl

Rosita Worl
Rosita Worl, is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Southeast and interim executive director of the Sealaska Heritage Foundation. Venturing form her Native Tlingit Tribe, she received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Since 1994 she has been the tribal anthropologist for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska and is an expert on Tlingit society and property law. Worl has written extensively about Alaska Natives, publishing articles on such topics as the role of women in whaling and the changes that came about as result of the creation of Native corporations. She has been an expert witness on legal cases involving Native property issues, and has been an advisor to on Native affairs state government officials.

Worl, who makes her home in Juneau, Alaska, has been the recipient of many honors, including a Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Alaska Press Club Award for Excellence, the Gloria Steinem Award for Empowerment, and, in 1997, the Women of Hope Award.

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