Tsimshian and Tlingit of the First Nations
My grandparents crest, uniting the Eagle clan and the Killer Whale clan. Artwork design is by Leandro Gutherie Jr., their grandson.
My name is Sarah Newcomb. I am the youngest of four children, born into a devout Mormon family. I am of two worlds. My dad is anglo, and from a very traditional Mormon family. I was a 7th generation Mormon on my dad’s side. I am Native American – Tsimshian of The First Nations on my mom’s side. My tribe is the only reservation in Alaska, called Metlakatla. I am a freelance writer and editor. I have an Associates Degree in Communications, Bachelors Degree in English with concentration in Non-Fiction Writing, and a Minor in Philosophy.
My beautiful Grandma Sarah whom I am named after. She had an amazing laugh, and was extremely loved by her family. She always taught family first.
My Uncle Bert has been a rock in my life for years. He has been there for me in so many ways. He let me know I belong with the family, even when I was unsure of myself. Love him!
For any of you who may have listened to the Mormon Stories podcast, this is the cousin I almost lost. I would never have been the same if he was gone. This past year I have had the opportunity to reconnect with him, and the rest of the family. ❤