Beaded flowers and birds are a cultural connection for this Athabascan artist | INDIE ALASKA

Angela Łot’oydaatlno Gonzalez is a Koyukon Athabascan woman who learned traditional beading as a child. But with the hustle and bustle of adulthood, she lost touch with some of her Alaska Native cultural traditions and heritage. When she finally had the chance to start beading again did she find a reconnection. Here is her story.

Angela has a youtube series that teaches beading techniques: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwQpiWUjnr2rTxqoHiFJNhkje-9VQMQmT

Video and Story by Shiri Segal

Music by Firstcom and APM Music

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Shiri joined Alaska Public Media in January 2018.  Before joining AKPM, she worked as a News Production Assistant for Anchorage’s ABC/FOX/CW affiliate for six years.  Outside of work, she enjoys painting, metal clay jewelry, thrift shopping, hanging out with family/friends and traveling. Shiri is an avid traveler has been to a couple different places in Europe, Israel and Japan. She has also resided in a few of the aforementioned. She enjoys research on cultural topics and is learning several different languages including Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and, in addition, historical languages such as Medieval English and Latin.

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