Nalliq on Alaska Public Media: Native Names in Modern Culture

On June 18th, Nalliq appeared on Alaska Public Media for an hour-long discussion about the importance of Alaska Native names, place names, names for categories of people groups, and everything in between.


  • Jenny Canfield – KTOO reporter/producer of a series on Indigenous names (in KTOO studio)
  • Paul Ontooguk – Director of UAA college of Education
  • Cordelia Kellie – Alaska Native blogger
  • Aaron Leggett – Special Exhibits Curator for the Anchorage Musuem
  • Statewide callers

Catch the interview here:

To read the Nalliq write-up about indigenous placenames in response to an ADN commentary, go here:


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