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Science  05 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5847, pp. 27b
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5847.27b

“It took me 8 years at Harvard to figure out I'm not that stupid.”

—Anthropologist Sven Haakanson, a member of the Alutiiq community in Alaska and one of 24 winners of this year's MacArthur fellowships. Haakanson, 40, directs the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak and works to erase the culture's self-perception that native people are “worthless.” A full list of the fellows, who will receive $500,000 each, is at

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