I live on the second largest of the Aleutian Islands. My ancestors, the Unangan/Ungangas, according to William Laughlin, American anthropologist, are the one race of people who have lived in the same spot on earth for the longest period of documented history. And we are still here. I have raised three kids, quite successfully, I believe. Two have returned from college to live in Unalaska. The first born lives in Idaho with his wife and two children. He will probably always be homesick. I love living in Unalaska, and plan to stay til the end of my days!
I currently serve as a director of the Iliuliuk Family & Health Services. I learned from osmosis that community service is a way of life, and have been successful in passing that value on to my children. After having successfully completed work on the Alaska Initiative for StoryCorps, I decided to dedicate myself to all things subsistence for as long as I could stay unemployed! That didn’t last long. So I work part-time and try to fit my life into the off hours. Thanks for stopping by.