Faces of Alaska: Rosita Worl

Throughout her life, Dr. Rosita Worl has been an a fighter, an anthropologist and an activist.

She has made it her life’s goal to preserve Southeast Alaska Native traditions, while building a collective future for Native people throughout the state.

Her early life was full of drama; She has been kidnapped, fled from an arranged marriage, and fought her way though high school.

But, Dr. Worl persevered through these hardships and those early memories have remained an important part of her history.

Alaska Public Media’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Rosita to talk about her life, and her hopes for the future.