Various people have made valuable contributions to this project by offering their ideas and support. Many thanks to those listed below:
Holy Cross Tribal Council:
A special acknowledgement that without the financial support of the Holy Cross Tribal Council the project would not be possible. Thank you to all of the past tribal council members who supported this project and the present council who continue to support the elder’s on a yearly basis.
To the following people who offered their suggestions at the first meeting to discuss ideas for the project:
Jeffrey Demientieff Sr.
A special thank you to the interviewer’s involved who have really made this project a success:
We also express our thanks and gratitude to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History staff for their expertise, encouragement and support:
Elders of Holy Cross: We also express our deepest appreciation to the elders involved with the project. Thank you for sharing your stories, your life experiences, and your family photos. The message of love and encouragement that you share with others has really made this project what it is. We are very proud of each one of you. Thank you for your time, your love, and your dedication. You will always be loved and honored.
Luke & Alice Demientieff
Mary H. Demientieff
Frank H. Turner
Although we are not able to complete interviews with all of the elders in Holy Cross we would like to see this program expanded upon in the future.