Elder Voices: Norbert Kakaruk

Teller, Alaska

In 1938, Norbert Kakaruk was born in a sod house in Mary’s Igloo. Listen to his January 2008 interview with KNOM’s Elder Voices, detailing his life and experiences growing up in western Alaska without his eyesight.

Revisit stories from the Elder Voices archive every week on the air at 11am and again at 6pm on Wednesdays, only on KNOM: yours for the stories of western Alaska’s elders.


  1. Irene Kakaruk on December 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Good to hear uncle Norbert’s voice

  2. Wisdom from Alaska Elders | KNOM Radio Mission on March 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

    […] Norbert Kakaruk (kuh-CARR-uck) shared the story of his birth in a sod house in remote Mary’s Igloo in 1938 and […]