Alaskan Latinos discuss culture and an upcoming documentary during Hispanic Heritage Month | Alaska Insight

Hispanics make up a growing share of the population in Alaska, and their stories are intertwined with the state’s culture. How has life changed for the Hispanic and Latino community through the decades?

Lori Townsend discusses Hispanic Heritage Month and a new documentary showcasing Latinos in Alaska with artist and filmmaker Indra Arriaga Delgado and University of Alaska professor Mariano Gonzales.

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV/Radio Broadcast Journalist where she got the opportunity to travel around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, and Australia reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, learning piano, yoga, and trying new foods.