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Alaskan Stories: Sedna the Sea-Goddess & Myth of Last Frontier

Ep. 36

We are the stories we tell. In Alaska the Inupiaq people tell the story of Sedna the goddess of the sea. They understand that the land they live on is a complex web of physical and spiritual beings.


But the colonisers of Alaska tell a different set of stories about the same landscape. They tell stories of Wilderness and of the Last Frontier.


Our guest today is Tia Tidwell (@tiaannamarie) professor of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She belongs to the Nunamiut people of Anaktuvuk Pass.


Tia’s recommendations:

Alaska is the Center of the Universe (Audible exclusive podcast)

The Alaska Myth https://www.thealaskamyth.com/


Produced by Freddy Chick, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long.


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