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Apr 27, 2020

“I don’t have trouble knowing who I am. I am Tlingit,” states LaVerne Wise who describes herself as the “Director of Happiness” at Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). LaVerne works with our second guest, Brad Angerman, the Director of Communications at SIHB. They both represent the Tlingit tribe in Southeast Alaska. LaVerne and Brad discuss personal stories about identity, contemporary representation within the Indigenous People Festival, and the importance of educating oneself on the federal census — especially how the census impacts policy, funding and the livelihood of indigenous communities around the entire nation.