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A podcast to celebrate and explore contemporary Native life in urban Alaska.


Video by Howdice Brown III

October 31, 2019

To explore the how museums and media influence the Native narrative, we interview Patuk Glenn, Melissa Shaginoff, and Jacqui Igluguq Lambert.

Patuk Glenn is a Project Manager for the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Department of Community Economic Development (CED)....

October 5, 2019

To explore the non-native experience of growing up in rural Alaska, Coffee & Quaq interviews Tiffany Rosamond Creed (Part 1) and Dr. E.J. Ramos David (Part 2).

"It’s okay to have hurts, but they don’t belong in a conversation about racial equity. You can talk to fr...

June 17, 2019


To explore his Northern Philosophy, Coffee & Quaq interviews Warren Maaruk Jones.

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains some content associated with death and suicide. If you are feeling particularly sensitive to those topics, we recommend listening when you fee...

June 6, 2019

To explore what it means to be colonized, and how or why this has been detrimental to Alaska Native life; to explore the Alaska Native history with colonization; and to explore Alaska Native resiliency and how we can mend relationships with ourselves and with non-Nativ...

February 4, 2019

To explore what cultural appropriation means for Alaska Native cultures and Alaska Native artists, we interview Melissa Shaginoff and Crystal Worl.

"It's this idea that these notions can be adopted by somebody and that they can, in some way, have ownership over them and...

November 28, 2018

To explore how Arctic Native people identify themselves, how non-natives identify Arctic Natives, and the difference between the two. We interview Jacqui Igluġuq Lambert, Mellisa Maktuayaq Heflin, and Inuujaq Leslie Fredlund.

"It’s a really weird experience to be an Inu...

August 3, 2018

This episode explores the current and traditional Native views on the LGBTQ+ community. I interview Jenny Miller and Will Bean for their insight and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community in rural and urban Alaska.

"In order for us to heal as Indigenous people, we...

July 18, 2018

This podcast episode explores every Alaska Natives' favorite topic: Native food and the relationship that Alaska Native people have with traditional foods. I interview Tikaan Galbreath who is a co-founder of the Anchorage Food Mosaic and Leila Smith, who runs her own N...

July 5, 2018

This episode explores traditional Iñuit tattooing and the modern interpretations of traditional tattooing.

June 27, 2018

Paġlagivsi! Welcome to the very first Coffee & Quaq podcast Episode 0: Introduction to Coffee & Quaq.  This is your magical go-to place to relax, hang up your parka, bust out the quaq, and solve the world's problems--one podcast episode at a time.  Click play below to...

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