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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Golovin, Alaska

Alice shares fond memories of her childhood in Golovin in this rebroadcast of “Elder Voices.” She remembers camping, going to school, and playing football on the ice.

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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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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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Ronald Kingeekuk butchers the whale. Photo: Darcie Kingeekuk on May 5, 2014.

On “Elder Voices” this week, hear the encore of KNOM’s interview with Caleb Pungowiyi. Born and raised on St. Lawrence Island, Caleb shares stories from his childhood.

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On this week’s Elder Voices, hear Gambell’s Winnie James, Jr. in an encore airing of our interview in 2002. Tune in Wednesday at 11am and 6pm.

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The community of White Mountain. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

Velma lived in communities all over Alaska and has many stories to share, about everything from school to winter storms to alcohol addiction.

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