Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 
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Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle

Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle

Bernadette Alvanna-Stimpfle (Yaayuk) has lived most of her life in Nome, with family ties to King Island. She has a BA in Inupiaq languages and a ME in Language and Literacy. She has worked as the Iñupiaq region Lead Teacher for the Alaska Rural System Initiative and as the Alaska Native Education Coordinator. Currently, she serves as the Eskimo Heritage Program Director at Kawerak, Inc. To hear Mrs. Alvanna-Stimpfle, 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]