KNOM calling for Elder voices
Do you know an Elder who would like to share a story with Western Alaska? Watch the video to learn how to contribute to Elder Voices on KNOM 780 AM 96.1 FM.
Elder Wisdom: Esther Kimoktoak
Esther Kimoktoak of Koyuk shared how she values life after a few close calls with death.
Elder Wisdom: Bernadette Tom
Bernadette Tom of Kotlik shares about her childhood and the happiness her family finds in the subsistence way of life.
Love Letters to Home: Maia Elkins of Delta Junction, Alaska
In this letter, RAHI alumna Maia Elkins shares about the people who make her community home.
Love Letters to Home: Kyra Billings of Utqiagvik, Alaska
In this letter, RAHI alumna Kyra Billings shared about the welcoming support of her home community in Utqiagvik.
Love Letters to Home: Dorothy Callahan of Nome, Alaska
“We are truly a strong, golden and united group of people. We are strong by remembering to put others before ourselves, keep our elders safe with love, appreciate children by celebrating them and sticking up for our environment when their voices are silenced by bloodshed and decay,” RAHI alumna Dorothy Callahan of Nome said in her love letter to home.
With short spots, KNOM invites you to reflect on topics from information, history, and language to inspiration and theology. In these brief messages, ranging from 15 seconds to two minutes, we hope to uplift, encourage and inspire.
Do you have an idea for a spot series, or know someone who has something to share with Western Alaska? Please contact us.
Snippets of wisdom, adapted from episodes of KNOM's weekly Elder Voices program.
'Sumikkiaq qaniqłiuqpat?' means, 'What will they talk about?' in Iñupiaq. Parts 1-6 are recorded in collaboration with the Iñupiaq Language Group. For more Iñupiaq learning, visit the Iñupiaq Word of the Day Facebook page.
Love Letters to Home
Students from rural communities around the state share what they love most about home. Produced in collaboration with the Rural Alaska Honors Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.