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. Teaches Gwich'in language at the Effie Kokrine Charter School in Fairbanks.

Crystal Frank, Diti’ Zhyaan’ee: Graduate Student and Administrative Coordinator, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks. M.A. in Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gwich'in language learner and transcriber.

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. Currently Language Revitalization Program Director, Doyon Foundation, Fairbanks.

Caroline Tritt-Frank, Maggie Gwat:  B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, retired elementary school 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