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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 on Elder Voices. Currently, KNOM broadcasts of Elder Voices are encore presentations of previously-produced episodes; hear them on Wednesdays at 11am and again at 6pm.

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.

St. Lawrence Island, AK

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.

Elder Voices: Dan Karmun

Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm for the rebroadcast of the beloved series, Elder Voices. This week’s show featured Dan Karmun, from Deering.

Patrick Omiak, an elder from Little Diomede, Alaska

Elder Voices: Patrick Omiak

This September, Elder Voices remembered the late Patrick Omiak. Born in Diomede in 1935, the respected leader passed away in early August of this year due…