Legacy of Our Elders

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The Legacy of Our Elders is a project which documents the lives of  Alaska Native elders throughout the Tanana Chiefs Conference region. Listen to their stories of true strength and perseverance; what they went through, what they learned, and their advice for future generations. Want to nominate an elder to be interviewed? 
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Latest Elder Story

Volume 1

Volume 1 contains the following Elder stories:

Poldine Carlo

Trimble Gilbert

Elizabeth Fleagle

Sam Demientieff

Irene Soloman David

Nick Alexia, Sr.

Volume 2

Volume 2 contains the following Elder stories:

Don Honea, Sr.

Nancy James

Howard Luke

Joseph Maillelle

Jerry Isaac

Oline Petruska

Volume 3

Volume 3 contains the following Elder stories:

Leo Lolnitz

Paul Williams Sr.

Luke Titus

Daisy Demientieff

Roy David

Frank Miller

Volume 4

Volume 4 contains the following Elder stories:

Pauline Peter

Lorraine Titus

Sarah Silas

Bill Stevens

Luke and Alice Demientieff

Alan Anderson

Volume 5

Volume 5 contains the following Elder stories:

Peter Demoski

Elsie Pitka

Al Woods

Henry Deacon

Ruth Ridley

Peter Snow

Volume 6

Volume 6 contains the following Elder stories:

Benedict and Eliza Jones

Don Stevens

Abraham Henry

Mary Deacon

Isabelle John

Dora Esai

Volume 7

Volume 7 contains the following Elder stories:

Helen Peters

Irene Roberts

Marie Yaska

Raymond Dutchman

Daisy Northway

Ann Alexia

Volume 8

Volume 8 contains the following Elder stories:

Rita Esmailka

Mary Fields

Paul Esau

Rudy Hamilton (Not yet released)

Theda Joe

Leonard Andrews

Volume 9

Volume 9 contains the following Elder stories:

Mary Rose Agnes

Gideon James

Rita Koyukuk

Frank Turner

Roy and Avis Sam

Carl Gregory

Volume 10

Volume 10 contains the following Elder stories:

Audrey Armstrong

Clarence Alexander

Andy Jimmie

Lina Demoski

Adeline Juneby-Potts

Verdrisia Dennis

Current Volumes

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) holds copyright to all of the recordings provided on this site. TCC has permission to use the images included in this project. We are providing access to these videos solely for educational purposes. By providing access to these materials on our site, does not constitute the right to copy, make a profit from or publish these materials. No use (beyond limited quotation) should be made of these interviews without the express permission of Tanana Chiefs Conference.

To gain permission to use these materials, please e-mail the Communications Department at Communications_Dept@tananachiefs.org