Joe Harris, Sr.
Joe Harris, Sr. is an Iñupiaq elder from from Kotzebue, Alaska. He was born near Sisualik and went to school in Kotzebue until the third grade. His family lived a traditional subsistence lifestyle where they traveled down the coast every spring to go seal hunting. From a young age, Joe learned about how to hunt seals and travel and survive on the ice from his father. He has been a successful subsistence hunter and fisherman his entire life, and has served in the Alaska National Guard.