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Elder Voices: Beda Slwooko

A boat resting on the beach on a cloudy summer day in Gambell, Alaska.

Beda Slwooko was born on St. Lawrence Island, in Gambell, Alaska. Beda remembers growing up in her grandparents’ house. She shares stories from her childhood, recalling her grandfather as a trapper, the busyness of life in the summer, and when she learned English and chose to turn to Christianity.

#FocusWesternAK: Noorvik


The next installment of our #FocusWesternAK series takes us above the Arctic Circle, to the community of Noorvik.