Seventy-five years after supervising the Unangax̂ internment during World War II, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has apologized to the people of St. George Island.
Federal officials visited the island last month to make amends in person.
Before a small crowd at the St. George community center, Wes Kuhns said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is ready to take responsibility for its actions.
"I'm here to deliver a long overdue apology for the tragedies that befell the Aleut people on our watch," said Kuhns, acting captain of a USFWS research vessel.