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Elder Voices: Robert Iyatunguk

By Sir Mildred Pierce from North Augusta, SC, USA (2drg_0305) via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Iyatunguk was born in Shishmaref and moved as a young man to Deering with his parents and younger siblings. Robert shares his story from the KNOM archive this week on Elder Voices.

“We tell our stories so that generations to come can also remember the way it was and the value of our people.”

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Image at top: An aerial view of Deering. Photo by Sir Mildred Pierce, Wikimedia Commons; shared via Creative Commons.

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