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Profile: Growing Native

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Nome will be featured in the Alaska episode of Growing Native, an upcoming public television series about native people reclaiming traditional ways of harvesting and eating food. The seven-part series is directed by Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker known for the critically acclaimed 1998 film Smoke Signals. 

The Growing Native production team visited Nome a few weeks ago to film Nome’s Marjorie Tahbone, a recent graduate of UAF, and her family at their camp in Council. KNOM had the chance to speak with Tahbone and Blue Tarpalechee, Associate Producer of Growing Native. Listen to the conversation: