Dee and Joe arrived in Aniak this afternoon after spending a week in Anchorage – prior to that they’d been in Ohio. They were in Ohio unexpectedly for over a year because Dee suffered a stroke while there. But as you can see, she is recovering and both Joe and Dee are extremely glad to be back home.
Dee is the Lifetime Traditional Chief and matriarch of Napaimute – where she grew up. Joe and Dee have the oldest house on the Kuskokwim in Napaimute, where they’ve spent every summer but this past one.
Here they are upon their return home…you could see it in their eyes and hear in their voices just how happy they were to be back!