ANWR opponent named AFN's top citizen
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Jonathan Solomon, a traditional Athabaskan chief who is an outspoken opponent of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, was named citizen of the year by the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Solomon, 70, is from Fort Yukon. He was recognized for his speaking skills and his ability to bring people together, even if they don't always agree.

Also recognized by AFN were outgoing Gov. Tony Knowles (D) and University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Marshall Lind. Each received the Denali Award, the AFN's top honor for non-Natives.

A special ceremony was held to mark the passing of former Commissioner of Public Safety Glenn Godfrey, who was the highest ranking Alaska Native in the state police force.

Get the Story:
Solomon receives award (The Anchorage Daily News 10/26)
Denali Award goes to Knowles, Lind (The Anchorage Daily News 10/26)

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