Frederick Theodore "Ted" Angasan, Sr.
Frederick Theodore (Ted) Angasan, Sr. is a Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) elder from South Naknek, Alaska. His parents were Vera and Trefon Angasan, Sr., who was a survivor of the 1912 volcanic eruption of Mt. Katmai after which he and his family fled from their home village of Savonoski to to a location they named New Savonoski, and eventually to South Naknek. Mary Jane Nielsen is Ted's younger sister. Ted grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle where he learned to hunt, fish and trap from his parents and grandparents. Reliance on harvesting of food from the land and waters was a key part of their survival. Ted has continued to be an active subsistence hunter and fisherman throughout his life, and has served his commuity on a variety of boards, including the Alaska Peninsula Corporation, the Naknek Tribal Council, and representing the Bristol Bay Native Association on the board of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program.