Angela Gonzalez is Koyukon Athabascan, a wife and a mother of two. She is from Huslia, but lives in Anchorage and works in the PR/communications field. She enjoys sharing photos and stories of life in Alaska, with a focus on Alaska Native culture. She’s a beader, writer, author and photographer.
The Athabascan Woman Blog is about Athabascan culture and Alaska Native topics. Stories of growing up in fish camp and life in the village and city are often shared. She also highlights Alaska Native people doing great things. Occasionally, a guest author shares a story, poem or video.
Angela’s sister, Tanya Yatlin, is the editor of the Athabascan Woman blog. Tanya currently lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and works in early childhood development.
An Alaska Native Introduction
I’m Angela Yatlin Gonzalez, originally from Huslia, Alaska. My Denaakk’e (Koyukon Athabascan) name is Łot’oydaatlno. My parents are Al and Eleanor Yatlin. My grandparents on my mother’s side were the late Edwin and Lydia Simon. My grandparents on my father’s side were the late George Frank, Minnie Yatlin and Alda Frank.
30 thoughts on “About”
Cool site Angela!!
Is this the Angela Yatlin that went to University of Tulsa with me for a while?
Yes, it is. Hi Natalie!
Whats zup Cuz!!!!
Annaa baassee for the holiday card, you have a beautiful family!!! Wishing your warm blessings for the upcoming new year!!!! HUGS!!!!!
Thank you Kim! Happy New Year to you too!
Hello! What a beautiful site you have here! These are great stories!
I have recently spent a few weeks in the Koyukon, in Allakaket. I tried very hard to write down many words in Koyukon, but I only have the phonetic spelling, not actually how to spell it. Do you know of a book or resource that could help me spell the words correctly? Also, there are many words which I am curious about, but I didn’t catch when I was listening to elders and it seems that the younger generation is beginning to forget the language they learned when they were young.
I hope this message finds you in good spirit and may God Bless you for all your hard work!
Thank you Hollie. You might check the Fairbanks Daily News-miner website periodically for the Athabascan Word of the Week produced by Susan Paskvan (Koyukon Athabascan). Here is a link to one: http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/16950824/article-Celebrating-the-new-year-in-Huslia-with-a-potlatch?. This is also a great resource: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/ANCR/athabascan.html. I know a lot of words, but don’t know the correct spellings. Maybe I’ll do a post on them sometime. Thank you for your comment!
love ur writings and photos good eye Angie…. amazing heart
Thank you George!
Thank you for working with the young natives in Alaska.
Thanks Budda! I think it is important to support our youth.
Hi! I am very interested in Alaska Native culture and was excited to find your blog!
Great to hear. Thank you for visiting!
Tlod’oydałna se’ooze’. Nedaats’e ne’ooze?
Hi I found your site while looking for information regarding my mother’s heritage. She was adopted and I would like to identify with my culture. She and her adoptive parents have passed on, making it very difficult to pursue the search. Thank you for sharing pieces of yourself through this blog:)
Glad you are finding my blog helpful. Please send me a message if you have any questions or topic suggestions!
Pravina, good wishes to you.
Thank you for making this site. It is wonderful to come here to learn about Alaska Native news and gatherings.
Pleased to meet you both. 🙂
Thanks for visiting Nomzi.
You are most welcome Angela. Feel free to visit my blog when you get the chance. 🙂
love this site, really helped me for my liteture study, two old women by Velma Harris
Great site Angela! Started reading and can’t stop.,,..
nice site. my wife is adopted and it turns out her mother is Beverly Huhndorf, formerly of Galena. My brother-in-law is Joee Huhndorf, of Galena. My two trips there have been wonderful the past two summers.
Thanks Rod. Awesome that you all are reconnecting!
Hi, Angela. I love your blog logo! One of my students will be attending AFN. She’s a little nervous about speaking, but I’m sure she will do great. Thank you for all the good things you do for Athabascans everywhere. And thanks for revisiting Gwichyaa Zhee.
Thank you Dave! I subscribed to your new site. Thank you too for your stories and photos!