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Elder Voices: Norbert Kakaruk

Teller, Alaska
The end of the 71 mile road from Nome to Teller, Alaska. Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM.

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.

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