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Photos: Anchorage vigil for woman found slain in Fairbanks

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: January 16
  • Published January 15

Charlene Apok, left, spoke during a vigil at Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2020, for Kristen Huntington who was murdered in Fairbanks last week. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Charlene Apok spoke during a vigil at Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Wednesday evening for Kristen Huntington, a 30-year-old woman whose body was found in Fairbanks by police Sunday.

Fairbanks police said they are investigating Huntington’s death as a homicide.

Kristen Huntington (Photo provided by Charlene Apok)

Vigils to honor the life of Huntington were held simultaneously in Fairbanks and Selawik, where Huntington was from originally. Organizers said the vigil was held to raise awareness of the violence Native women face, a movement largely known as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“Our ancestors didn’t come this far to quit,” Apok said. “We are stronger together.”

Charlene Apok spoke during a vigil in Anchorage to honor the life of Kristen Huntington and bring awareness to the movement ’Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. ’ Apok said, ’the vigil is a call to action as well, not just awareness, demanding justice on all fronts. ’ (Bill Roth / ADN)
Josh Farmer and his son Joey Farmer, 11, light candles during a vigil at Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2020, for Kristen Huntington who's death in Fairbanks last week is being investigated as a homicide. (Bill Roth / ADN)



Candles were lit during a vigil in Anchorage on Wednesday evening for Kristen Huntington who was murdered in Fairbanks last week. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Candles were lit during a vigil in Anchorage on Wednesday evening for Kristen Huntington who was murdered in Fairbanks last week. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Vigils were held simultaneously in Fairbanks and in Selawik to honor the life of Kristen Huntington and raise awareness of violence Native women face, a movement largely known as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Bill Roth / ADN)


Charlene Apok, left, and Ruth Miller embrace during a vigil at Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2020, for Kristen Huntington who's death in Fairbanks last week is being investigated as a homicide. (Bill Roth / ADN)
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