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I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Criminal Justice and Minor in History.  I am Áak’w Kwáan and my Tlingit name is: Aan shaawaatki.  I am Yaxté Taan from the Yaxté Hít (Big Dipper House).  I'm daughter of Grace Canul and the granddaughter of Bessie Visaya and James Miller (Wooshketaan).  I have two daughters and one granddaughter; our family are also the great-great grandchildren of Chief Katlian (Kiks.ádi).  He fought in the war of 1802 & 1804 in Sitka, AK. against the Russians. 

Work background: I have extensive accounting experience; which includes legal experience.  I also started my own business as a Court Visitor for the Alaska Court System.

Additionally, I'm one of the researchers of our  Áak’w history and business manager for the Áak’w Kwáan Coalition Council.

JANINE CANUL: Meet the Team
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