For my digital storytelling assignment, I chose to talk about me and my apa’urlaq (Yup’ik for grandfather). He led an interesting and full life which had a huge impact on me and my education. He was one of the first Alaskan Natives to graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Taught himself French, German, and was fluent in several Yup’ik dialects. Unfortunately I did not learn much about my Native roots from him and by the time I wanted to learn, it was too late. This has really driven me to pursue learning about cultural traditions and cultural preservation.