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Moses "Ulurilnguq" Frederick
Moses Ulurilnguq Frederick is Yup'ik and was born on July 21, 1957 to Pauline and Herman Frederick, Sr. at their fish camp near Akiachak, Alaska. Moses grew up in Akiachak as one of eight children. He became a community health aide there in 1978 and worked with and learned from Elsie Wasillie, the village's first health aide. In 1992, Moses became a village supervisor/instructor (VSI) with the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) based in Bethel, Alaska where he travels to support and teach health aides in other villages in the region. Moses enjoys being a health aide and his most gratifying experience was when he delivered his first baby: “I am pleased and it gives me good memories when I see this young man here in the village!” When he retires from health aide work, Moses wants to continue his dog mushing hobby. When he was younger and his job was not as demanding, he used to run in sprint races. In the 1980's and early '90s, he was one of the top contenders in local races. He is married to Mary Frederick, and together they have raised six children and two grandchildren.
Biography by Mary Frederick of the Yupiit School District.