Ravenworks Art Studio Bainbridge Island


This monument is located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, in Peratrovich Park at Fourth and E Streets. It was dedicated on June 30, 2008 to honor Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich for their effort in getting an Anti-Discrimination Law passed in Alaska in 1945--the first in the United States. The "futuristic totem pole" interprets a traditional Alaskan Native legend as a metaphor of their work.

A stainless steel plaque mounted on the top face of the foundation tells the story of how Raven brought light to the world, as did Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich with their work. The text of the story is below along with photos taken at the monument's dedication. There is also a link to a three minute video telling more about the monument.

The monument is 10 feet tall from ground to top. The Raven is made of bronze, with a four-foot wingspan. Raven is supported by a twisting stylized smoke trail made of polished stainless steel. The raised concrete foundation, faced in polished black granite tiles, represents the chief's house. The sun held in Raven's beak is a clear orb of polished quartz.

Bronze Sculpture Artist Roy Peratrovich plaque text


Territorial Governor Gruening is shown signing the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in his office in Juneau, AK on February 16, 1945. That date became Elizabeth Peratrovich Day in Alaska in 1988. Roy is on the far right.


Watch a video about Roy and Elizabeth Petrtrovich and the sculpture created in their honor, as told by Len Anderson of KSKA, the NPR affiliate radio station in Anchorage, Alaska

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