FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Poldine Carlo, founder of Fairbanks Native Association, was laid to rest today in her village of Nulato.
Poldine founded FNA in 1967 with her husband Bill, along with Ralph Perdue and Nick Gray.
It was Carlo's passion to advocate for the Native population's civil liberties, which were inaccessible to them at the time.
During the course of her life, Carlo received the Farthest North Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction award, the BP Golden Citizen Chieftain designation, and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Those closest to her say her legacy will live on in her work.
Steve Ginnis, Executive Director for Fairbanks Native Association; "She served over 50 years on our board. And through her contributions, FNA is what it is today".