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Shawna Williams

Shawna Williams

Shawna Williams is Yupi'k from the village of Akiak, Alaska. She grew up immersed in her Native language, culture, and history. Her father, Mike Williams, Sr. is chief of the Akiak Native Community, is a successful dog musher, and a long-time Native rights and sobriety advocate. In 2004, when oral history interviews were conducted in Akiak for the Yupiit School District Project Jukebox, Shawna was the Yupiit Elitnaurutait Local Cultural Coordinator and assisted with the project. She currently is a Bilingual Teacher Aide at the Akiak School and is involved with the family sport of dog mushing through the Williams Family Kennel.

Shawna Williams appears in the following new Jukebox projects: