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Elder Voices: Nancy Walunga



“It’s important to let them know who you are, where you are from, your language.

When you get older you will see how important it is.

Our history.”

                                                                                                                   – Nancy Walunga


Nancy Walunga was born outside of Gambell, on St. Lawrence Island, in 1928. The 85-year-old elder tells her story in English and Siberian Yupik in this unique two-part series.

Episode 1: Survival

Episode 2: Family