Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Lena Farkas

Lena Farkas

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.

Lena Farkas appears in the following new Jukebox projects: