Ora Gologergen was born in Gambell in 1916. Hear tales of her childhood from stories she shared during her 2008 interview in Savoonga.
In 1938, Norbert Kakaruk was born in a sod house in Mary’s Igloo. His January 2008 interview details his life and experiences growing up in western Alaska without his eyesight.
On this week’s episode of Elder Voices, we visit with Unalakleet’s Irene Katchatag, through her interview with KNOM from April 2002.
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.
February’s Story49 takes us to Nome’s “Tales From Around the Woodstove” storytelling event. Hear a selection of stories and interviews with storytellers and event organizers.
In Gambell, Alaska, experience a week-long storytelling workshop in which children create and perform their own stories, inspired by Alaska’s wildlife and culture.
Couldn’t make the Arctic Entries/Nome Arts Council storytelling event? No worries, this month’s Story49 includes full audio from the show as well as an interview with the organizers. Tune into KNOM on Sunday or Thursday or listen right here.
Reminiscent of live storytelling forums like “The Moth” comes a show that’s uniquely Alaskan—named for the spot where many northern tales are shared—Arctic Entries. Next month, the show is coming to Nome.
As the Story49 producer, Kristin’s job is to give Western Alaska a chance to tell their stories. Here, she writes an open letter to you about the power of sharing what you’ve lived.
Volunteer producer Dayneé changes hats, reporting on the Nalukataq celebration in Barrow, Alaska: “I am not a newsie at heart. I compensated for it by giving myself more prep time and a few pep talks in front of the mirror that went something like, ‘You’re assertive! You ask questions! You can walk up to strangers and ask coherent, intelligent questions!'”