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Elder Voices: Georgianne Anasogak

Koyuk, Alaska

Georgianne Anasogak remembers being constantly on the move during her youth — from Shaktoolik to Elim, and ultimately to her home in Koyuk, where KNOM interviewed her in 2011. “Elder Voices” brings you the stories of western Alaska’s elders.

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Elder Voices: Maggie Olson

Houses on the Hillside in Golovin

Maggie shares stories of gathering berries and greens with her grandmother and memories of subsistence: seining for fish, gathering tom cod, and whaling for beluga.

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Elder Voices: Willa Ashenfelter

Fish River, White Mountain

On this week’s episode of “Elder Voices” from the KNOM Archive, hear White-Mountain-born Willa Ashenfelter describe village life she remembers as a child, particularly her fond Christmas memories. Tune in Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, only on KNOM.

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Elder Voices: Ida Beisemeier

A frozen Kotzebue Sound, with the Kiana Hills in the distance. Photo: Jenn Ruckel, KNOM.

Ida tells her story of how she left Kotzebue for California, and how she returned years later to teach a new generation the language and culture she had almost forgotten.

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Elder Voices: Davis Sockpick

Shishmaref Sea Ice. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

In his 2011 interview, Shishmaref elder Davis Sockpick remembers a time when he could rely on his team of dogs for just about anything.

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