For Women’s History Month, we are honoring and celebrating the accomplishments and legacies of American Indian and Alaska Native women. Nora Guinn was Alaska’s first woman and the first Native to serve as a district court judge. Being of Yup’ik decent, Nora Guinn actively spoke her Native language and English in the court room so that everyone could be acknowledged. She was a powerful force in the court room and helped the Alaska Legal System understand the needs, concerns, and views of the Alaskan Native People.
Learn more about Nora Guinn here: https://www.alaskawomenshalloffame.org/alumnae/nora-venes-guinn/