Kirsten Henning


Updates and Reflections from Me

Alaska, thank you, old friend.

Alaska, my old friend, thank you!

It was raining, and no otter or seal sightings in Auke Bay…and suddenly a humpback whale jumped in front of our sea kayaks! Thank you, whale, for reminding me that life doesn’t always unfold the way I think it will. And sometimes it’s even more amazing than I could have ever imagined. Wowie! This was the message I was trying to impart to the Sealaska interns as their careers begin to take shape as young Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian leaders.

I also had the amazing experience of teaching workshops on teamwork and improv to Girl Scouts of Alaska under a beautiful canopy in the Tongass Forest. Best line of the week: “my brother calls me cookie, and I don’t know why.” Haha!

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Kirsten Henning