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Village City - Ep. 3 Jenilee Donovan

Updated: Sep 18, 2021


Welcome to Village City: A lifestyle campaign connecting rural and urban youth across the state of Alaska brought to you by Native Time in partnership with the Alaska Humanities Forum. Native Time is now and Village City is right here.


This episode features Jenilee Donovan a basketball and volleyball star, hunter, and the youngest person to strike a whale in Utqiagvik last Fall. She shares about her family whaling crew, the importance of subsistence whaling to her community, and her advice for the next generation. This is her story.



The music for this episode was created by Aqqalu also known as Uyarakq whose music is available on all platforms.



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paddle571
paddle571
Nov 21, 2021

Listened to this for a second time just now. I loved the questions and the answers, and most especially I loved the question about ever having misgivings about being indigenous - her answer was so immediate, emphatic, and honest it made me smile out loud. I am not sure who it’s really aimed at, probably not me, but I really enjoyed it. - Pat

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