Birth: Okalee Jensen Cunningham

March 17, 2021

Okalee Jensen Cunningham.

Okalee (traditionally written xaxtl’i — pronounced aa•k•lee) is named after Okalee Spit down in Controller Bay. Xaxtl’i is an Eyak/Tlingit word meaning harpoon line which also translates to strength. Okalee Spit was where Raven created first when creating the land. It is said that there is a rock between the base of spit and Cape Suckling that was Raven’s float. Okalee Spit is also the traditional territory line between Eyak and Tlingit land. Parents are Native Village of Eyak Tribal Members Jerry and Raven Cunningham.