Photos taken during the interview with Lena Farkas and Nellie Lord showing incredible sewing and traditional crests. Taken in Yakutat, Alaska on July 11, 1995.
As a child, Tlingit was the first language in Farkas' home, and Lena is an excellent Tlingit speaker and translator. Lena Farkas has taught Tlingit language in the Yakutat City Schools and continues to volunteer her time to help the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe with their Songs and Dance, Cultural Camp and Tlingit Language Club for children. She continues to practice her subsistence lifestyle and shares her knowledge about Native medicines and Yakutat Clan history and protocol. She is a lifetime member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood.
Nellie Lord helped with the coordination of the Yakutat interviews for the Wrangell-St. Elias Nationa Park and Preserve Project Jukebox. She grew up living a subsistence lifestyle in Yakutat, Alaska, but went to school at Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka, Alaska.