Remembering Herman Momegana Kignak, Sr.

April 10, 2017

It is with great sadness we share the passing of longtime Arctic Slope Native Association board member, Herman Momegana Kignak, Sr.

It is with great sadness we share the passing of longtime Arctic Slope Native Association board member, Herman Momegana Kignak, Sr.

We join friends and colleagues in offering our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.

Herman's dedication to improving the lives of Arctic Slope people will be greatly missed.

Herman was instrumental in the resurgence of ASNA in the early 1990s when we began the transfer of health services from the federal government to Tribal self-governance. He served 26 years on the ASNA board in various roles and most recently as Sergeant at Arms.

Besides his tireless advocacy to improve the health of Arctic Slope people, he was a longtime North Slope Borough employee, and served as Mayor of Atqasuk from 1984-1989. His service also extended to previous board memberships on the Alaska Federation of Natives, Native Village of Atqasuk, North Slope Borough Assembly, Cully Corporation, Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Atqasuk Corporation, and the North Slope Borough Fish and Game Management Committee.

We will miss his good humor, optimism, and unwavering encouragement.

A celebration of life will be held at Utqiaġvik Presbyterian Church in Utqiaġvik, Alaska on April 15, 2017. Visitation will begin at noon, followed by services at 1pm.