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Elder Voices

Elder Voices: Agnes Amarok

Golovin, AK

In an episode from the “Elder Voices” archives, Agnes shares stories of subsistence, growing up at camp, and spending time with her grandmother outside Golovin.

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Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

Craggy, grassy island cliff and shoreline, wrapped in mist

Join “Elder Voices” for a special presentation from the KNOM Archive of two interviews with King Island elder Vince Pikonganna. Interviewed in both 2003 and 2013, Vince shares his story and his hope for future generations.

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Elder Voices: Mary Jane Litchard

Mary Jane Litchard sitting in front of a microphone.

Recorded in the summer of 2019, hear stories from Mary Jane Litchard on growing up in the communities of Lost River, Teller, Anchorage, and Nome. Mary Jane tells of overcoming struggles, becoming an artist at a young age, and the elders in her life who have inspired her own positive attitude.

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Elder Voices: Helen Larsen

From Summer of 2019, join Helen Larson as she returns to her childhood home of Solomon and, in turn, reflects on the nature of what home has meant to her all these years gone by.

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Elder Voices: Guy Martin

Nome's Guy Martin

In a 2013 conversation, elder Guy Martin shares his story and relates his thoughts on the importance of continuing subsistence traditions into the future.

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Elder Voices: Enid Lincoln

Fish River, White Mountain

From the KNOM Archive, hear White Mountain’s Enid Lincoln this week on “Elder Voices.” Born in Solomon in 1950, Enid tells her story of growing up with her family in White Mountain; of boarding schools, a relocation to Dallas, Texas, and working with children to preserve the Fish River language and culture.

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