Published: May 24. 2011 4:00AM PST
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, presents Rev. Dr. Walter Soboleff, right, with a congressional record honoring the Alaska Native elder on Oct. 23, 2008, during the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage, Alaska. Soboleff, the longtime Juneau and Alaska Tlingit spiritual leader, elder statesman, and Native American icon, died early Sunday morning in his home, surrounded by family. He was 102.
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