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Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

When longtime Juneau and Alaska Tlingit spiritual leader, elder statesman and Native icon Walter Soboleff died May 22, 2011 at age 102, he was surrounded by family in his home.
Celebrating 101 years

Walter Soboleff has done a lot in his 100-plus years on Earth, but his family's gift of a cruise through the Panama Canal is something new.
Noted Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff dies

Editor's note: Information from the Empire's archives contributed to this report.
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Alaska editorial: A life worth honoring

...language. Soboleff earned his bachelor's degree in education and his graduate degree in divinity from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He became a pastor at Juneau's Memorial Presbyterian Church, and he traveled to the villages, logging...
Officials, Iowa college hopes to save Sheldon Jackson College

...happen. Officials instead have been working on what could be their last, best option: a proposal by the University of Dubuque in Iowa that centers on Sheldon Jackson's hatchery, a small corner of the 230-acre campus at the edge of the Pacific...
Celebrating An Alaska original

One day when Bill Martin was 14 and working at a grocery store in Juneau, a man he knew for his Tlingit radio broadcasts spotted him and said, "Tell your father I said, 'Hi.'"
Institute posts Soboleff documents online

...nonprofit fraternal organization founded in 1912. He nearly donated the documents to his alma mater, the University of Dubuque in Iowa, but later decided to keep them in Southeast Alaska. "Papers of that nature are to be as near as possible...


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