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Ronald Brower speaks at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso Norway on October 20th, 2008. Ronald H Brower Sr. was born in 1949 in Barrow and was raised in a traditional sod home at Eviksook about 30 miles south of Barrow until the Family moved to Barrow. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1971, Ronald served as the first Chairman of the North Slope Borough Home Rule Charter Commission on Inupiat History, Language and Culture in 1975. He later served as Chairman from 1982 until 1989. Ronald then served as Land Chief and President of Ukpeagvik Inupait Corporation for 8 years. Ronald also served as key staff to the ICC Elders Conferences from 1980 to 1995 when he was elected to serve on the ICC Executive Council as Vice-President for Alaska, and also President of the then newly reorganized ICC – Alaska. He was the founding director of the Inupiat Heritage Centre and developed over 14 exhibitions for its grand opening in 1999. Brower retired from the Inupiat Heritage Centre in 2003 and went into a teaching career with the NSB School District. After several years he moved to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks where he currently teaches Inupiaq language.
Year of Production: 2008