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Alvira Downey

Alvira Downey

Alvira Downey lives in Kotzebue and is a speaker of Malimiut Iñupiaq. She is a respected Elder in her community. She is an accomplished skin sewer, working in fur and leather. To hear Mrs. Downey, among others talk about aqsraq, a high-kick ball, go to www.mnh.si.edu and click the YouTube icon, then go to the Living Our Traditions playlist. [Last updated in 2013]