Hometown: Hoonah, AK
Dates in Sitka: 2016-04
Lgeik’i is travelling with the Tidelines tour as a culture bearer and language warrior. She is joined by two young leaders – Mary Jack and Cecilia George – from Hoonah High School and her three amazing children, Shgate (Ava), Wandatan (Sophie), and Deit Xoon (RJ).
Lgeik’i is Chookanshaa from Cedar House, Xaay Hit, Xunaa Kaawu – originally from Glacier Bay. Lgeik’i is daughter of Tammy Young and a Child of Ojibwe, Bad River band from Grand Marais MN, a grandchild of Luknax.adi, and great grand child of T’ukdeintaan and great great grandchild of Teikweidi. After graduating from the Sitka Native Education Program, she worked with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Language and Education Department for twenty years, becoming director of the program. Lgeik’i is now the Director for Hoonah City Schools Haa Kusteeyi Aya, Coummunity Liaison for Sealaska Mentor Apprentice Program, Board member for Alaska Arts Southeast (Sitka Fine Arts), Raven Radio Board, and Vice President ANS Camp #4.