Trimble Gilbert - Tanana Chiefs Conference's 2015 Keynote Speaker

Tanana Chiefs Conference

On March 17th, 2015, Second Traditional Chief Trimble Gilbert of Arctic Village spoke as the keynote at Tanana Chiefs Conference's Annual Convention. The theme for this convention was 'Stronger Together for the Next 100 Years'.

Trimble Gilbert is a Gwich’in Athabascan Elder and speaker of Dinjii Zhuh Ginjik, the Gwich’in language. He was born in Arctic Village in 1935, where he was raised and currently resides. Trimble is the Second Traditional Chief of TCC, an Episcopal priest, as well as a renowned fiddle player and music educator who has performed throughout the United States and Canada.

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Gilbert, Trimble. Tanana Chiefs Conference's 2015 Keynote Speaker. Tanana Chiefs Conference's Annual Convention. Fairbanks, Alaska. 2015. Speech. (, accessed September 16, 2015)

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