In this repeat edition of "First Voices Radio we introduce listeners to Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate. Ernestine, Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Lingit (Tlingit) Nation, is the author of "Blonde Indian" and many other works, including, "The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir." Ernestine has a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and literary arts and is an associate professor of English and writing at the University of Alaska Southeast. Ernestine's presentation took place on June 2, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, during a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Convening of 2016 National Artist Fellows. The original audio recording for this program was provided courtesy of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.