Arthur: Interview with Walter Larsen Sr.

Podcasting to Transgress (2021) was generously funded by the Alaska Humanities forum and instructed by Deenaalee Summer of On the Land Media and Rafael Bitanga of Bitanga Productions, so that Alaskan middle and high school students from villages in the Northwest Arctic could learn to create podcasts, with a focus on sharing culture and history.

After a quick intro on himself, Arthur interviews Walter Larsen Sr. Walter talks about living in Napakiak, Alaska from birth to age 14. He explains that when you live in Napakiak your whole life revolves around the Kuskokwim River. It gives and it takes. Providing subsistence, transportation, and sometimes destruction. For most of the year, the river is an ice road. Walter shares stories and knowledge, cautioning all about the dangers.

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