Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 
Meet the People
Jana Harcharek

Jana Harcharek

Jana Harcharek (Pausauraq) has lived most of her life in Barrow. She is the Director of Iñupiaq Education Department at the North Slope Borough School District, and has translated children’s books into Iñupiaq. She has worked most of her career for the perpetuation and preservation of language and culture. To hear Mrs. Harcharek, 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]