William L. Iggiagruk Hensley

William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was a founder of the Northwest Alaska Native Association and spent twenty years working for its successor, the Iñuit-owned NANA Regional Corporation. He also helped establish the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1966 and has served as its director, executive director, president, and cochair. He spent ten years in the Alaska state legislature as a representative and senator, and recently retired from his position in Washington, D.C., as manager of federal government relations for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
 
Hensley and his wife, Abigale, live in Anchorage, where—now an Iñupiat elder—he is the chair of the First Alaskans Institute.


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Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Picador

An alternately charming and harrowing account of over 50 years of one remarkable native Alaskan’s life – from living off the land north of the Arctic Circle,...


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