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Elder Voices

The elders of Alaska Native communities are deeply respected for their exceptional cultural knowledge and experience. We are honored to share their exceptional insights, uncommon wisdom, and memories every month on Elder Voices. The show is presented in three parts, the first week of every month: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after the 9am and 6pm weather.

Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

On this month’s episode of Elder Voices, hear from Vince Pikonganna of King Island. Vince remembers his youth on the island, and along the way, sharing his…

Elder Voices: James Okpealuk

James Okpealuk is a skilled carpenter. Throughout his life, the Teller Elder has helped build many houses in Alaska, including homes in Fairbanks, new houses in…

Elder Voices: Susan Campbell (encore)

This month EV features an encore presentation of Susan Campbell, who was born in Gambell in 1934. Susan remembers her childhood in Gambell: picking greens and berries while camping in the country; her first time away from her family when she went to school; and trapped with her family all over St. Lawrence Island. Originally aired in 2002, this month KNOM features an encore presentation of Gambell’s Susan Campbell.