In Southeast Alaska Native cultures, fatherhood is a team effort.

Guests: Lyle and Kolene James, parents and culture bearers.


Lyle James says the role of fatherhood In Lingít culture is shared by men in an extended family (Photo by Rhonda McBride).

As leaders of the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group and their work with Southeast Alaska Native youth,  Lyle and Kolene James have long been recognized for their efforts in using culture to heal. In this conversation, they talk about the traditional role of the fatherhood, and how it was shared amongst men in an extended family.

Air date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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