Elder Voices: Laura Paniptchuk

A sunny day in Unalakleet. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

This week, Elder Voices takes you to Unalakleet for a conversation with Laura Paniptchuk. In 2009, then 79-year-old Laura shared memories of traveling by dog sled, berry-picking, and eluding a group of bears.

Many of Laura’s tales demonstrate her close bond with family members. “We did lots with our parents, long ago,” she says.

Hear the rest of Laura’s story on KNOM this Wednesday, March 29th, at 11am and 6pm, as we rebroadcast another show from our archive of Elder Voices: a window to the past, a door to the future.


  1. Myrtle Smith on March 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Gram…good to hear ur voice! I miss u so much!

  2. Catherine Ivanoff on March 29, 2017 at 12:31 am

    So good to hear your voice gram. I love n miss you

  3. John Collins on March 30, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely stories….