JUNEAU – Senator Bert Stedman, R-Southeast Islands, today issued the following statement on the passing of Albert Kookesh, former Southeast Alaska lawmaker and Alaska Native leader.
“Albert Kookesh was not only an advocate for the region, he was a statewide leader and an excellent family man. He will be greatly missed within his family and beyond that throughout the state and Southeast Alaska. He took great care of his family, his village, and Alaskans across the state. My condolences to the Kookesh family and all of Albert’s friends near and far.”
Alaska Senate Majority