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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: Irene Aukongak

Houses on the Hillside in Golovin

This week’s episode of “Elder Voices” from the KNOM archive features a 2011 interview with Irene Aukongak of Golovin, Alaska.

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Elder Voices: Willie Hensley

Kotzebue, Alaska, from the air

On this week’s episode from the Elder Voices archive, hear our 2009 interview with Iġġiaġruk, Willie Hensley. Tune in to 780 AM or 96.1 FM at 11am or 6pm Wednesday, or listen online.

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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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Elder Voices: Norbert Kakaruk

Teller, Alaska

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.

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