Watch: Walker-Mallott Sworn In for a New Era of Alaska Leadership

Alaska’s Gov. Elect Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Elect Byron Mallott were sworn in on Monday with traditional Alaska Native dancers.
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The Unity ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, Tlingit, was successful in securing the Governor of Alaska and Lt. Governor of Alaska positions, and on Monday the two were sworn into their positions respectively.

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Gavel Alaska provided streaming video of the swearing in ceremony that opened with the Mt. Saint Elias Dancers, Tlingit, of Yakutat, Alaska – Mallott’s hometown.

One of the highlights from the bipartisan ticket is that they have brought their opponents together as staff members to help move Alaska forward according to the narrators.

Mallott took the stage in traditional Tlingit regalia that he received just before the ceremony began. Craig Fleener, Walker’s original running mate before the unity ticket was formed, served as MC for the ceremony.

The swearing in lasted almost an hour and a half and can be seen here.