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Elder Voices: Willie Hensley

Kotzebue, Alaska, from the air
Kotzebue, along the edge of the spit. Photo: Jenn Ruckel, KNOM.

On this week’s episode from the Elder Voices archive, hear our 2009 interview with Iġġiaġruk, Willie Hensley. Willie shares stories and memories from his humble beginnings, growing up at camp and in Kotzebue.

Join KNOM for an interview from the Elder Voices archive every Wednesday at 11am, and again at 6pm. Elder Voices: A window to the past, a doorway to the future.

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