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- DescriptionA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICEBorn twenty-nine miles rth of the arctic circle, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was raised to live the semimadic life that his Inupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. In this stirring memoir, he offers us a rare firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan, and later, in the lower forty-eight, as a fearless advocate for Native land rights. In 1971, after years of tirelessly lobbying the United States government, he played a key role in a landmark victory that enabled the Inupiaq to take charge of their ecomic and political destiny. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is a joyous celebration of Hensley's life among the Inupiaq people and of fighting for their rights (Library Journal).
- Author BiographyWilliam L. Iggiagruk Hensley was a founder of the Northwest Alaska Native Association and spent twenty years working for its successor, the Inuit-owned NANA Regional Corporation. He also helped establish the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1966 and has served as its director, executive director, president, and cochair. He spent ten years in the Alaska state legislature as a representative and senator, and recently retired from his position in Washington, D.C., as manager of federal government relations for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.Hensley and his wife, Abigale, live in Anchorage, where--now an Inupiat elder--he is the chair of the First Alaskans Institute.
- Author(s)William L Iggiagruk Hensley
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Content Notemaps, frontispiece
- Weight249 g
- Width142 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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