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Vivian Faith Prescott was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She is an Alaska resident and currently lives in Kodiak, Alaska with her U.S. Coast Guard/poet husband, Howie Martindale. Vivian is a poet and scholar of Sáami, Suomalainen, Irish, and German descent. Vivian is adopted into the T'akdeintaan clan. Her children are Raven, T’akdeintaan/Snail House. She has a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies and an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She and her family are involved in the Lingít language revitalization in Southeast Alaska. Vivian and her daughter, Vivian Mork, have established a non-profit called Raven’s Blanket. Raven’s Blanket is designed to enhance and perpetuate the cultural wellness and traditions of Indigenous peoples through education, media, and the arts; and to promote the artistic works throughout Alaska by both Native and non-native Alaskans. My Blog:Planet Alaska http://planetalaska.blogspot.com/
Don Rearden grew up on the tundra of Southwestern Alaska immersed in the vibrant culture of the Yup’ik people. An associate professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, he is a produced screenwriter, and author of the highly acclaimed novel from Penguin Canada, The Raven’s Gift. He lives in the mountain community of Bear Valley, but returns often to the Yup’ik villages he considers home to teach writing and share in the culture he holds close to his heart.