This project was created by Stacey Carkhuff, for the fulfillment of a Northern Studies M.A. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, May 2009. All photos in this project that have not been credited were taken by Stacey Carkhuff.

  • I would like to thank my Graduate Advisory Thesis Committee; Dr. Mary Ehrlander, Dr. William Schneider and Dr. Terrence Cole.
  • All those who participated in interviews, and who contributed time and information to my project.
  • Project Jukebox staff of the UAF Oral History Program; Karen Brewster and Marla Statscewich.
  • A special thank you to Polly Hyslop of Northway who helped facilitate interviews and act as liaison in Tok and Northway.
  • UAF EPSCoR; Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, for funding part of this project.
  • The Northern Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Gary Holton of the Alaska Native Language Center at UAF for providing photos of Ellen Demit's burial service.



motage of ellen dimet
In memory of Ellen Demit, Healy Lake, Alaska Athabascan elder.