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Native America Calling: Igloos and traditional winter homes
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Igloos and traditional winter homes
In the cold expanse of the Arctic, igloos, those dome-shaped structures made of blocks of snow, offer a cozy shelter in the wintertime.

It’s one of many types of traditional winter homes tribes from the north down to the Southwest rely on. Join Native America Calling to talk with traditional builders who carry on igloo and winter house building.

Igloo in Alaska
Building an igloo in Alaska, circa 1924. Photo: Frank E. Kleinschmidt

Guests on Native America Calling
Solomon Awa (Inuk), Mayor of Iqaluit and elder

Jesse Jackson (Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians), Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians education programs officer

Brenner Billy (Choctaw), public programs manager at the Choctaw Cultural Center on the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma

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