You are Alaska's Children
We bequeath to you a state that will be glorious in her achievements, a homeland filled with opportunities for living, a land where you can worship and pray, a country where ambitions will be bright and real, an Alaska that will grow with you as you grow. We trust you; you are our future. We ask you to take tomorrow and dream; we know that you will see visions we do not see. We are certain that in capturing today for you, you can plan and build. Take our constitution and study it, work with it in your classrooms, understand its meaning and the facts within it. Help others to love and appreciate it. You are Alaska's chidren...
-Resolution passed by the members of the Alaska Constitutional Convention at the University of Alaska, February 5, 1956
These are some of the words that were spoken in the closing minutes of the Alaskan Constitutional Convention on February 6, 1956. Looking forward to the future with vision and hope, a group of men and women forged the Constitution for Alaska,the 49th State of the Union.
The Creating Alaska Advisory Board will meet February 3, 2006 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
New on the Website:
Advisory Board Meeting Photos - 12-1-05
Newsletter Archive - 12-1-05
Creating Alaska Schedule of Events - November 2005 - February 2006
Convention Slide Show - 3-1-05
Helpful Links to Alaska History Resources - 2-15-05
The Alaska-Tennessee Plan - 12-17-04
John S. Hellenthal's American Bar Association Review of the Alaska Constitution - 11-24-04
Speeches to the Constitutional Convention - 8-2-04
Constitutional Ratification Election Certificate - 6-17-04
The Story of the Jade Lamp - 6-17-04
Who's Who In the Struggle for Alaska Statehood - 5-21-04
"Statehood for Alaska" by George Sundborg (1946) - 2-13-04
The Alaska Constitutional Convention Delegate Handbook - 1-29-04
Contact Information - 11-20-03