Marie Matsuno Nash was born during World War II while her family was interned at Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho. Following the war, Ms. Nash was raised with her siblings in Ugashik, Alaska, and attended grade school and high school in Haines, Alaska. She has worked in the public sector, including as a Staff Assistant to Congressman Howard Pollock; as a social worker for the State of Alaska in Juneau; working for 29 years for Senator Ted Stevens in Washington and Anchorage; was Executive Secretary for Governor Jay Hammond, Special Assistant for Boards and Commissions, and Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. Within the community, she has been Secretary and Board member of the Japanese Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation; a member and former Vice President of the JACL-Alaska Chapter; a First Alaskans Institute Board member; a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club; YWCA Alaska Board member; BBNC Board member; President, Chair, and Co-founder of BBNC’s Education Foundation; and a former Elder, Treasurer, and Founder of Anchor Presbyterian Church. Ms. Nash has a BA in Sociology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is married to John Nash and has a son, Marco, and a daughter-in-law, Signe.
World War II and Redress Experiences of Japanese Alaskans and Aleuts [AUDIO]
Ronald K. Inouye, Retired, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Marie Matsuno Nash
Robert T. Ohashi, Pharmacist Store Owner
Marla J. Williams, Director-Writer/Producer, "Aleut Story"
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Basic Introduction