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A boat resting on the beach on a cloudy summer day in Gambell, Alaska.

Elder Voices: Beda Slwooko

Beda Slwooko was born on St. Lawrence Island, in Gambell, Alaska. Beda remembers growing up in her grandparents’ house. She shares stories from her childhood, recalling her grandfather as a trapper, the busyness of life in the summer, and when she learned English and chose to turn to Christianity.

Elder Voices: Frances Wright

Frances Wright was born in Solomon, Alaska, east of the city of Nome. She lived with her family and lived off the land. She didn’t know about the existence of canned vegetables until she moved to Nome at the age of 19.

White Mountain's oil drum storage area is one contaminated site out of 338 sites on ANCSA land that is still in the clean-up process,. Photo: Laura Kraegel/KNOM.

Elder Voices: Steven Agloinga

Steven Agloinga was born in White Mountain in 1926. Steven shares his story in a rebroadcast of Elder Voices from a 2004 interview with KNOM. Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, for a rebroadcast of the beloved series Elder Voices.

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Elder Voices: Susan Campbell

This week’s Elder Voices features our 2002 interview with Susan Campbell, who was born in Gambell in 1934. Join KNOM on the air every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, for the rebroadcast of the beloved series, Elder Voices.