Born: 1951

Hometown: Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, AK

Education: B.A. in Rural Development

Occupation: Director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission and Commissioner on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Expeditions: To the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks with elders to examine the collections

Favorite Place: At a subsistence campsite

Achievement: Assuring that the wealth of the cultural knowledge of St. Lawrence Island now lives at international museums

Favorite Item In The Field: A camera

Personal Heroes: My parents, grandmother Agaa

Hobbies: Camping, beach combing, reading


Advice: Indigenous people have many gifts to offer, but an exceptional one is the gift of humility. Humility before the Creator and accepting all that is provided to us should not be taken for granted.