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Elder Voices

Elder Voices: Peter Jacobs

Aerial view of Bethel, Alaska

Join Peter Jacobs for a special interview for Elder Voices spoken completely in Yup’ik, recorded just after he was awarded Elder of the Year in 2008 at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

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Elder Voices: Harriet Penayah

Savoonga

“Everyone helped each other,” Harriet says of her childhood in Savoonga. Hear Harriet speak about subsistence hunting and the closeness of her community in this encore of “Elder Voices.”

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Elder Voices: Roger Nassuk, Sr.

Koyuk, Alaska

Koyuk elder Roger Nassuk, Sr., shares stories from his life in an interview from 2011. At 81 years old, he remembers his childhood growing up around Isaac’s Point and then moving to Koyuk for school, where he was forbidden to speak his language.

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