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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Constance "Connie" Friend

Connie Friend has been a long-time resident of interior Alaska. For many years, she worked for the Fish and Wildlife Service, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, based out of Tok, Alaska. Connie has done a lot of anthropological work with the Athabascan residents of the upper Tanana region, and has developed many close connections with the communities of Healy Lake, Dot Lake, Tanacross, Northway, Tetlin, and Tok. Some of her publications include: Mendees Cheeg Naltsiin Keey': An Oral History of the People of Healy Lake Village (annotated and edited by Donald G. Callaway and Constance A. Friend, Revised June 2007), and The Adventures of Yaabaa Teeshaay: First Man Stories from Healy Lake (as told by Ellen Demit and David Joe, edited by Constance Ann Friend, Athabascan transcribed and translated by Irene Arnold and Richard Thoman, Alaska Native Knowledge Network, 2010).  Connie has recently retired from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Constance "Connie" Friend appears in the following new Jukebox projects: