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Doreen Simmonds

Doreen Simmonds

Doreen Simmonds was born and raised in Barrow, where she currently resides. She is a speaker of the North Slope dialect of Iñupiaq. Ms. Simmonds has worked as an oral historian for the Iñupiat History Language and Culture Commission of the North Slope Borough and as a news reporter and traditional story translator for radio station KBRW. She is also a writer and artist who draws, sews, beads, carves, sculpts and makes pottery. [Last updated in 2013]