The federation named the "Heartbeat Alaska" host Citizen of the Year today for a career that’s spanned 20 years of filming life in rural Alaska.
“When I began it was really tough. There was no stories about Natives except the drunks with black eyes in the paper,” she said backstage, holding a headdress she was gifted along with the award.
An Inupiat who grew up in Sitka, Greene said she was raised on stories of reindeer herding and ice-breaking. “I wanted to share the Alaska that I knew."
Below: "Jeanie Greene with Eyak Corp. President Nancy Barnes.Jeanie Greene with Eyak Corp. President Nancy Barnes."