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George Paneak (1 February 1949 - 19 September 2009), was the mayor of Anaktuvuk Pass in 2008. His father Simon Paneak was very well-known and distinguished as a guide and instructor of scholars in the Arctic Alaska. His brother Raymond Paneak is a well-respected elder from Anaktuvuk Pass.


In his interview, George talked about his experience of growing up in a then nomadic community, forced to settle down. He talked about his communities close relationship with caribou, and challanges his people face in the today's world.


Voices from Anaktuvuk Pass

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Anaktuvuk Pass - George Paneak

Ada Lincoln Andrew Hopson Anthony Edwards Catherine Nay Charles Hugo Clyde Morry George Paneak Johnny Rulland Karlene Ticket Lawrence Burris Mark Morry Mike Morry Phillip Ahgook Rachel Riley Raymond Paneak Riley Sikvayugak Robert Smith Ruth Rulland Vera Woods Whitney Weber