A conversation with Alaska’s first Indigenous congresswoman, Mary Peltola | Alaska Insight

Congresswoman Mary Peltola made history in 2022 when she won both a special and regular election for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Peltola, who is Yup’ik, is both Alaska’s first female and Alaska Native representative.

On this Alaska Insight, Congresswoman Peltola joins host Lori Townsend to discuss her priorities for the new Congress, and what it’s like as a minority member in an increasingly divisive political scene.

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Madilyn Rose is the program producer at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at mrose@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Madilyn here.

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