Front cover image for Marie Matsuno Nash is interviewed by Ron Inouye on February 23, 1991 in Anchorage, Alaska

Marie Matsuno Nash is interviewed by Ron Inouye on February 23, 1991 in Anchorage, Alaska

Marie Matsuno Nash, Ronald K. Inouye (Interviewer)
Marie Matsuno Nash is interviewed by Ron Inouye on February 23, 1991 in Anchorage, Alaska. Nash describes her family--her father being a Japanese who came to Alaska from Hawaii and her mother an Aleut, and spending her younger years in the village of Ugashik, where her family set-netted. She talks about the nearby canneries, her brothers and sisters, language, living at a children's home in Haines to attend school, and other boarding schools. After college, Nash helped with Howard Pollock's campaign for Congress, and worked for Jay Hammond and Ted Stevens. She talks about the evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II (she was born in an internment camp), the village of Ugashik, the position of postmaster there, rural education, politics, her son Marco, cultural identity, her father's war experience, and redress for relocated Aleuts and Japanese. She talks about the tie between Alaska and Japan, and the status of her and others' applications for redress
Audiobook, English, 1991