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

Poldine Carlo
Nulato
Trimble Gilbert
Arctic Village
Elizabeth Fleagle
Alatna
Sam Demientieff
Holy Cross
Irene Solomon Arnold
Tanacross
Nick Alexia, Sr.
Nikolai

Volume 2

Don Honea, Sr.
Ruby
Nancy James
Fort Yukon
Howard Luke
Nenana
Joseph Maillelle
Grayling
Jerry Isaac
Tanacross
Oline Petruska
Nikolai

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Peter Demoski
Nulato
Elsie Pitka
Beaver
Al Woods
Rampart
Henry Deacon
Grayling
Ruth Ridley
Eagle
Peter Snow
McGrath

Volume 6

Benedict and Eliza Jones
Koyukuk
Don Stevens
Stevens Village

Abraham Henry
Venetie

Mary Deacon
Grayling

Isabelle John
Tanacross

Dora Esai
Nikolai

Volume 7

Helen Peters
Tanana
Irene Roberts
Circle
Marie Yaska
Huslia
Raymond Dutchman
Shageluk
Daisy Northway
Healy Lake
Ann Alexia
Nikolai

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