Elder Voices: Stanton Katchatag

A view of Unalakleet from a nearby mountaintop. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

Elder Voices shares the story of Unalakleet’s Stanton Katchatag from the KNOM archive. Recorded in 2002, Stanton shares memories and reflections on his life.

Hear Stanton recall growing up in the region, sharing stories of his childhood. Stanton shares stories of language, traditions, and local knowledge. Hear his personal story and his outlook on what life means to him:

“The purpose that God gave us to live is to enjoy whatever the ground is providing and whoever we meet each day, in each moment of our life. Life is a learning process.”

On Elder Voices: a window to the past, a door to the future.

Image at top: A view of Unalakleet from a nearby mountaintop. Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM.


  1. Annette Erickson on September 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    could barely hear him because of the piano music. could you possibly publish the version without the background music? it’s unnecessary.

    • David Dodman on October 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Hello Annette,

      Thanks for listening and for your comment. I’m sorry you had some difficulty with this episode!

      These episodes of Elder Voices were produced many years ago (we’re bringing them back from our archives), and unfortunately, we no longer have access to the original source interviews.

      Sorry I don’t have a solution for now! But again, thanks for listening.