Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Project Jukebox Survey

Help us redesign the Project Jukebox website by taking a very short survey!

John Nelson, Jr.

John Nelson, Jr.

John Nelson Jr. was born in Dillingham to Mary Newyaka Nelson around 1960 and grew up in Levelock, Igiugig, and Kokhanok, where he currently resides. He grew up living a subsistence lifestyle where he relied upon fishing, trapping and hunting to make a living. In 1979, John received management training at the Seward Skill Center (now called AVTEC) in Seward, Alaska and since 1977 has served on the village council, including at least three terms as council president.

John Nelson, Jr. appears in the following new Jukebox projects: