Andrew J. Hope III (2007 - 2008)

Andrew J. Hope III (Tlingit / Sitka).  NAS Tribal Scholar 2008. Andy held a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  He was the coordinator for the Alaska Federation of Natives / Southeast Alaska Region.  During Spring term, 2007, Andy worked his fellowship at Dartmouth in preparing a Web site for the Tlingit Clan Conferences held in Alaska.  He was a poet, tribal elder and leader, dedicating his life to the advancement of all Alaska Native people. We thoroughly enjoyed having Andy with us for a brief period of time.  He went back to Alaska in June 2007. We were very sad to learn that Andy passed away after a brief battle with cancer, in Juneau, Thursday, 7 Aug., 2008 (age 58).  "He upheld his family in a loving way," said his mother. "His family was happy to live in his shadow." His family and friends recalled his words: "You don't need to take the credit, let others take the credit, as long as the work gets done." Andy was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Memorial Clan Conference for Andy Hope: