Legacy of Our Elders

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.

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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 to following Elder stories:

  • Don Honea, Sr.

  • Nancy James

  • Howard Luke

  • Joseph Maillelle

  • Jerry Isaac

  • Oline Petruska

Volume 3

Volume 3 contains to following Elder stories:

  • Leo Lolnitz

  • Paul Williams Sr.

  • Luke Titus

  • Daisy Demientieff

  • Roy David

  • Frank Miller

Volume 4

Volume 4 contains to following Elder stories:

  • Pauline Peter

  • Lorraine Titus

  • Sarah Silas

  • Bill Stevens

  • Luke and Alice Demientieff

  • Alan Anderson

Volume 5

Volume 5 contains to following Elder stories:

  • Peter Demoski

  • Elsie Pitka

  • Al Woods

  • Henry Deacon

  • Ruth Ridley

  • Peter Snow

Volume 6

Volume 6 contains to following Elder stories:

  • Benedict and Eliza Jones

  • Don Stevens

  • Abraham Henry

  • Mary Deacon

  • Isabelle John

  • Dora Esai

Volume 7

Volume 7 contains to following Elder stories:

  • Helen Peters

  • Irene Roberts

  • Marie Yaska

  • Raymond Dutchman

  • Daisy Northway

  • Ann Alexia

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