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Elder Voices: Esther Bourdon

A Beautiful Day in Wales. Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM

This week’s episode of Elder Voices from KNOM’s archive features a 2002 interview with Nome’s Esther Bourdon.

Elder Voices: Irene Aukongak

Houses on the Hillside in Golovin

This week’s episode of “Elder Voices” from the KNOM archive features a 2011 interview with Irene Aukongak of Golovin, Alaska.

Elder Voices: Willie Hensley

Kotzebue, Alaska, from the air

On this week’s episode from the Elder Voices archive, hear our 2009 interview with Iġġiaġruk, Willie Hensley. Tune in to 780 AM or 96.1 FM at 11am or 6pm Wednesday, or listen online.

Elder Voices: Davis Sockpick

Shishmaref Sea Ice. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

In his 2011 interview, Shishmaref elder Davis Sockpick remembers a time when he could rely on his team of dogs for just about anything.

Elder Voices: Ora Gologergen

Gambell, AK

Ora Gologergen was born in Gambell in 1916. Hear tales of her childhood from stories she shared during her 2008 interview in Savoonga.

Elder Voices: Norbert Kakaruk

Teller, Alaska

In 1938, Norbert Kakaruk was born in a sod house in Mary’s Igloo. His January 2008 interview details his life and experiences growing up in western Alaska without his eyesight.

Elder Voices: Steven Agloinga

White Mountain's oil drum storage area is one contaminated site out of 338 sites on ANCSA land that is still in the clean-up process,. Photo: Laura Kraegel/KNOM.

Steven Agloinga was born in White Mountain in 1926. Steven shares his story in a rebroadcast of Elder Voices from a 2004 interview with KNOM. Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm, for a rebroadcast of the beloved series Elder Voices.

Elder Voices: Dan Karmun

Join KNOM every Wednesday at 11am and again at 6pm for the rebroadcast of the beloved series, Elder Voices. This week’s show featured Dan Karmun, from Deering.

To Shishmaref and Savoonga

56 year old Harlan Kingeekuk of Savoonga appeared to have died from hypothermia on his journey to a dig site. Photo Credit: KNOM (2014)

Thanks to a sponsorship with a regional airline, KNOM staff and volunteers benefit from free travel to many of the communities our mission serves. Lately, our volunteers have been taking full advantage of this opportunity by keeping tabs on nearby villages. Last autumn, volunteer Anna Rose MacArthur visited the communities of Shishmaref and Savoonga (suh-VOON-guh), […]

Elder Voices: Patrick Omiak

Patrick Omiak, an elder from Little Diomede, Alaska

This September, Elder Voices remembered the late Patrick Omiak. Born in Diomede in 1935, the respected leader passed away in early August of this year due to natural causes. He was 77 years old.  In November 2010, Patrick shared his memories and experiences with Elder Voices. We re-aired his story this month in honor of his […]