Heather Kendall-Miller Named One of 10 USA TODAY Alaskan “Women of the Century”

Heather Kendall-Miller (‘92), Advocate for Alaska Native rights and founding board member of Native Peoples Action, was celebrated by USA TODAY as one of 10 Alaskan women commended in the series “Women of the Century: Recognizing the Accomplishments of Women from the Last 100 Years.” Recognized as “one of the country’s experts in federal Indian law” the publication honored Heather’s extensive career championing Native rights (“Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, Senator Lisa Murkowski among 10 Influential Women from Alaska,” Aug. 17). “A fierce but compassionate advocate for Alaska Native rights for nearly 30 years, Heather Kendall-Miller, of Dena’ina Athabascan descent, is known for her legal expertise that includes cases involving subsistence, tribal sovereignty, human rights and taxation. She was instrumental in winning the Katie John subsistence hunting and fishing rights case, which changed the landscape of Alaska’s wildlife allocation. ... [S]he continues to champion important and culturally significant issues on behalf of Natives.”