Family reunited

CIRI descendant Raven Gene of Colorado reunited with his biological family when he returned to Alaska on Nov. 18. Raven had been adopted when he was 2 months old. He found his older brother, CIRI descendant Loren Hovis Jr., on Facebook. Raven found an aunt that lived in Oregon, and two more aunts who lived in Oklahoma. Raven’s biological father, CIRI shareholder Loren Hovis Sr. of Anchorage, spent 34 years looking for his own biological father, reuniting with him in Oregon in 1992. Raven met his father, older brother, sisters, uncle and close friends of the family when he returned to Alaska.