first broadcast Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Marrying at a young age, and becoming a mother and grandmother early in life, prepared Ardith for what she says has been a life of mothering. Perhaps that’s why, even as a young mother, she began working with children at the Shishmaref school, and eventually became a special education aide and teacher’s aide. When one of her daughters was born deaf, Ardith learned American Sign Language without a second thought. She knew that she would do anything and everything she could to ensure her daughter had a successful life.
In this episode of Elder Voices, Ardith reflects on her life in Shishmaref, sharing stories of tradition, faith, and family.Hear this Elder Voices episode.