A view of Unalakleet from a nearby mountaintop. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

Stanton Katchatag of Unalakleet shares memories and reflections on his life in a 2002 episode of “Elder Voices.” “Life is a learning process,” Stanton says.

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Husband and wife Alfred and Ethel Adams share their story on this rebroadcast of KNOM’s “Elder Voices.” Recorded in Koyuk in 2003, the two share their own stories of growing up in the region and of their marriage.

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Savoonga whale catch, 2016

Walter Toolie moved to Savoonga as a boy; he learned the language and absorbed the culture of St. Lawrence Island and remained a part of its community throughout his life.

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Hear Mike Williams, Sr., from his interview with Elder Voices from the KNOM archive: “We need to speak up… and do what is right for the generations that are coming.”

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The community of Teller is in the foreground, with Brevig Mission faintly visible across the water. Photo: KNOM File.

The oldest of 11 children, Rita Olanna grew up in Brevig Mission. Hear stories of reindeer herding, shared from her grandparents, and more details of life growing up in the region.

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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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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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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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