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Otto Friend, nonagenarian

The Delta Discovery is one of our regional newspapers. Many of the articles may also be read on-line. Unfortunately, there isn’t a photo of Mr. Friend.

10-15-08
by Jodi Friend, student Kuskokwim Campus

My paternal grandfather Otto Friend has lived in the native village of Kwigillingok, a costal village located on the Southwestern Region of Alaska, nearly all his life.

When my grandfather was a young boy, most of the Yup’ik people in the village lived on the left side of the Kwigillingok River, while only a few lived on the right side.

…what are my grandfather’s personality, favorite foods, and hobbies?
My grandfather is mean, grumpy, strict, selfish, and forgetful at times, but he is also humorous, caring, and loving. His nickname is “Apiin” (similar to grandfather) and “Dad.”

Otto loves to eat blackberry “akutaq” (Eskimo ice cream), beluga whale blubber, dried salmon, white fish, bird soup, and loves drinking Red Rose tea with his elder friends.

His hobbies include watching Kung Fu movies, taking naps, snow machine riding, checking the Kwigillingok River, playing with his grandchildren, working on seal skin, carving wood, and taking steam baths.

… After serving in the Alaskan Territorial Guard (ATG), his sight has not been the same. My paternal aunts and uncles told me that Otto, little by little, stopped going subsistence hunting because of his affected vision. Although he has this problem, it does not keep him from being in charge of how the gathered and hunted food is prepared or stored for the winter.

Right now, he’s 90-years-old and he still walks and takes a steam bath in the “maqivik” (steam house or sauna) just about every night…. In conclusion, Otto is a lot of fun to be around. I admire and respect him because he has been through so much in his life and because he has a lot of experience when it comes to subsistence living. He is also a very good grandfather, not just to me, but to my other relatives as well. […]


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meth and elder abuse

Elder abuse pre-dates methamphetamine but this seems even uglier than alcohol abuse in some ways. Elder abuse and neglect exists because bullying is tolerated. The elderlies need to stick together and insist on their rights and protections. Senior centers and church pastors are required to report abuse and neglect (of course, senior centers should not contribute to neglect, either).

Even the smallest Village or Pueblo can take an extra minute to check on folks. In New Mexico, some of the tribal solid waste management planning included an option for the trash haulers to

  • teach recycling and sanitation
  • to stop by each older person’s or shut-in’s residence for a wellness check and pick up trash,
  • and to be trained to know the signs of abuse or neglect.

Friday, February 9 – Elder Abuse:
As the methamphetamine epidemic spreads across Indian Country, reports of elder abuse are on the rise. In some cases, elders are having their retirement checks and supplementary tribal checks stolen by relatives addicted to meth and other drugs. Tribal officials across the nation are putting together infrastructures designed to protect the welfare of our grandmothers and grandfathers. Whatever happened to respecting our elders? Guests include Wilson Wewa (Northern Paiute) Team Leader with the Warm Springs Reservation Senior Program.

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Sept. 10 US Grandparents Day

News Headlines from The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/

More and more grandparents tend to grandkids
On Sept. 10, the US celebrates Grandparents Day, and with 56 million US grandfathers and grandmothers, there are many good reasons to mark the occasion. Increasingly, however, grandparents aren’t just the warm and generous relatives who visit their families on holidays or call with greetings on special occasions. They are active caregivers to children, especially in this day and age of working couples and single-parent households. Grandparents are often asked or volunteer to help tend their grandchildren, sometimes out of financial necessity. Statistics provided by the Census Bureau that help fill out the picture:

Children living with grandparents 6.1 million

Grandparents responsible for most of the basic needs of live-in grandchildren 2.4 million

Foreign-born grandparents caring for grandchildren 320,000

Grandparents who’ve cared for grandchildren at least five years 920,000

Grandparents in poverty caring for grandchildren 460,000


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