Close up photo of traditional Alaska Native beadwork.

Our People Speak: Georgianna Lincoln and Steve Ginnis on Traditional Values for Today’s World

March is an important time when many Alaska Native organizations gather for annual meetings. On March 18, respected leaders Georgianna Lincoln and Steve Ginnis joined us for the second episode of Denakkanaaga’s new seasonally focused cultural livestream series, moderated by Sharon Hildebrand. This episode is titled “Our People and Land Speak-Traditional Values for Today’s World” and it focuses on how traditional Native values guide contemporary Native organizations. Ms. Lincoln shared her wisdom about caring for our families and our communities and how to balance those priorities with for-profit endeavors. Mr. Ginnis spoke on the need to protect Native languages and lands, core values that can be supported by Native organizations. Both highlighted the importance of respecting and listening to our elders as they seek to help guide our future and values. To hear more stories and explore these exciting seasonal topics visit and scroll down to “Past Events.” 

This event is part of Denakkanaaga’s 2021 online speaker programs. Each monthly program will feature respected elders and leaders from the Native community and will center around seasonal themes, highlighting aspects of traditional Alaska Native culture. The programs will take place as live streams or premier airings on the Morris Thompson Center website. Please visit us at https://www.morristhompson to view upcoming and past programs and to sign up for updates about future cultural programs. For more information about this series and other programs hosted by Denakkanaaga, please visit 

These programs are proudly brought to you through the partnership between Denakkanaaga, Tanana Chiefs Conference, and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center with generous support from Doyon, Limited.