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With Governor’s Award, Ivanoff Recognized as Leader Among Alaska Native Writers

Laureli Ivanoff stands on the beach in Unalakleet.

Laureli Ivanoff of Unalakleet has reached a wide audience with her writing. She’s made a mark with essays that offer vivid, autobiographical portraits of life in rural Alaska — and insights into the contemporary Alaska Native experience. Now, her work has earned her a Governor’s Arts and Humanities Award from the State of Alaska.