Meet the People
Willie Goodwin Jr.
Willie Goodwin Jr. has lived his whole life in Kotzebue. He is a respected elder of the village and on the Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska board of directors as an Alaska Elders Representative. He was also on the Elder and Youth Council representing NANA Corporation. He was also a part of creating the Rosetta Stone Iñupiaq language learning material. To hear Mr. Goodwin, 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]