Luke Griswold-Tergis


Luke Griswold-Tergis

Luke Griswold-Tergis is an emerging filmmaker from Haines, Alaska. He graduated from the University of California-Santa Cruz where he studied cultural anthropology and social documentation. In Alaska, he has been a commercial fisherman, carpenter and boat mechanic. Since 2002, Luke has annually participated in the subsistence fishery in Klukwan. He is adopted by elder Sally Buritan, Cory Mann’s Aunt, from the Gaanaxteidí (Chilkat
Raven) Frog Clan. Along with Cory Mann, he has been following the revitalization of the Tlingit people for several years.

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