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Daughter of George Attla, featured in ATTLA
Amanda Attla is the daughter of champion dogsled racer George Attla, whose life story is the subject of the award-winning documentary ATTLA. Amanda is Koyukon Athabascan Indian and Yup’ik Eskimo. She has worked for 18 years as a Native Culture/Art Instructor, a master Athabascan Artist-Culture Bearer for the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a coach and judge for Native Youth Olympics, Arctic Winter Games, and World Eskimo Indian Olympics, and as a culture teacher throughout Alaskan school districts. Amanda speaks state-wide in Alaska about alcohol and drug abuse and suicide prevention, as well as the legacy of her father and his commitment to reviving the tradition of sled dogs for Alaskan communities. Currently, Amanda works for Alaska - Care & Husbandry Instruction for Lifelong Living (A-CHILL) as an Athabascan culture expert and she travels to villages in interior Alaska to teach students and communities.