Witnessing climate change in Alaska
The radio programmes
The four programmes in the radio series were reviewed and approved by the 12 people interviewed, the Huslia Tribal Council, community members, and the Principal Investigator, Orville Huntington.
The Huslia Tribal Council holds the legal copyright to the four programmes, their transcriptions, and all the original recordings. No copies of the programmes or any original material can be made without written permission of the Huslia Tribal Council.
Student Autobiography: My name is LeAnn Delores Bifelt and I’m 16 years of age. I am currently attending Jimmy Huntington School for my sophomore year. I am interested in basketball, swimming, and baseball. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends, reading, driving around town, drawing, and singing. In my family, I have one sister and three brothers. My older siblings’ names are Leona and Edwin, and my younger siblings are Joseph and Edward. My future goal is to either attend college in Fairbanks, Anchorage, or New York City, where I will pursue a career in photography, art, or music. LeAnn Delores Bifelt.
Student Autobiography: Hello, my name is Athena Angel Sam. I am 15 going on 16 years old. The name of the school that I attend is Jimmy Huntington School. I mostly enjoy playing basketball and baseball. I have six sisters and four brothers in my family. My older sisters and brothers live in another town, or are away at college. I live here in Huslia with my mom, my two younger sisters, my younger brother, and my older brother. My main goal is to finish school with good grades. I don’t really know what I’m going to do after High School. Athena Sam.
Student Autobiography: My name is Kenny Sam, Jr. and I am a junior attending Jimmy Huntington School. I have seven sisters and three brothers. Three of my sisters and one of my brothers are in college. My other, older brother is working. After High School I plan on either going into the Navy or working somewhere that pays a pretty good amount of money. Kenny Sam, Jr.
Student Autobiography: I’m Sheila Esmailka, a High School senior currently attending Jimmy Huntington School in Huslia, Alaska. As a senior I have many goals for the future. Right now, my main focus is getting into college. I plan on going to UAF for a year or two and then going on to paramedic school. My family is my main support, especially my parents. They have been there for me along the way, and they continue to stand by my side as I go along. My two older brothers have also been a source of strength and guidance throughout my life. Just as my family has done, the community of Huslia has offered unconditional love and support. For such a small village we have an amazingly huge support structure. With everybody behind me I know I can overcome all obstacles on my way to accomplishing all of my goals. Sheila Esmailka.
Student Autobiography: My name is Ryan J. Olin and I am an 18-year old senior attending Jimmy Huntington School. I have two older brothers. The oldest is Leon Nollner, who is in the Navy. The other brother, Donovan Olin, still lives in Huslia, where I have lived my whole life. I enjoy playing baseball and basketball, and I also play the guitar and sing in a band. I think these skills and interests should lead to some great opportunities. After high school I’d like to enroll in a music school, where I’d also like to take some computer classes. Ryan J. Olin
The students wrote about the project in their Jimmy Huntington School Newsletter called the Husler Highlights. See articles: