Kenai Conversation: Dr. Alan Boraas, Joel Isaak, Kenai Peninsula College

Mar 8, 2018

Skeetawk is the name proposed for a future lifted ski run in Hatcher Pass. It's one of many examples of native words or phrases that have been anglicized and appropriated over the years.
Credit www.skihatcherpass.org

Few things tie a place and a culture together like language. On this week's Kenai Conversation, native place names, how they’ve changed and why it matters.


We’ll hear from Kenai Peninsula College adjunct professor Joel Isaak and Dr. Alan Boraas to learn what indigenous names remain on the Kenai and what their loss means to native culture.