About Us

Kenneth Frank, Drizhuu: Elder, storyteller, translator, and editor, from Venetie and Arctic Village, recipient of the 2014 Oscar Kawagley Indigenous Scholar Award, Research Associate, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Crystal Frank, Diti’ Zhyaan’ee: M.A. in Rural Development from University of Alaska Fairbanks, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, Gwich'in language learner and transcriber, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Allan Hayton, Diton: Grew up in Arctic Village, the grandson of Robert and Lena Albert. B.A. Theatre & Film University of Kansas, M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Actor, playwright, and director. Transcriber and translator at the Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Caroline Tritt-Frank, Maggie Gwat:  B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks,  retired teacher, Gwich'in Translator, Transcriber, and Language Instructor.

Craig Mishler, Susan Ti’: Project Coordinator, folklorist, cultural anthropologist, and former Research Professor, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Contact us at moosejawblue@yahoo.com