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Fish River, White Mountain

Elder Voices: Willa Ashenfelter

On this week’s episode of “Elder Voices” from the KNOM Archive, hear White-Mountain-born Willa Ashenfelter describe village life she remembers as a child, particularly her fond Christmas memories. Tune in Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, only on KNOM.

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.