Mariah Huhndorf Oral History Interview

Title
Mariah Huhndorf Oral History Interview
LC Subject
Indians of North America College students College buildings Native American Longhouse
Interviewee
Huhndorf, Mariah
Interviewer
Barnd, Natchee Blu
Transcriber
Gorham, DesireƩ
Description
At the time of this interview, Mariah Huhndorf was an activities coordinator at the Native American Longhouse. A junior General Science major studying to become a physician's assistant, Huhndorf came to OSU from her hometown of Kenai, Alaska. Huhndorf, a native Alaskan with an Athabaskan mother and Yupik father, describes her experiences at Oregon State University, both as a student and as an activities coordinator at the Native American Longhouse. She discusses Longhouse events, such as the Alaska Winter Games, which she coordinated; the challenges and solutions that NAL staff have experienced with communication; her suggestions that staff learn more about events hosted at the NAL by other groups and work to make it clear that the NAL welcomes all visitors, native or not; what the new Longhouse means to her; how OSU and the NAL have affected her own identity as a native Alaskan; the importance of sharing stories; and the "culture shock" she felt coming to Corvallis, with a population of about 54,700, from her hometown of Kenai, Alaska, with a population of about 7,000. Link to Audio Recording: http://media.oregonstate.edu/media/Oral+History+Interview%3A+Mariah+Huhndorf/0_frg7uz6g
Work Type
transcripts
Location
Corvallis >> Benton County >> Oregon >> West >> United States
Date
2013-05-30
Rights
In Copyright
Language
English
Local Collection Name
Oregon State University Cultural Centers Oral History Collection, 2013-2014 (OH 21)
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf
Set
Oregon Multicultural Archives OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Primary Set
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Is Part Of
OSU Cultural Resource Centers
Institution
Oregon State University