Graduate, Mount Edgecombe H.S., 1966; student, University Alaska, 1972, 84-87; student electricity and electronics, Naval Training Center, 1967; student radioman class A school, Naval Training Center, 1967; studied with traditional teachers.
Exploration worker, driver, driller assistant Kandik Oil Field Parker Exploration, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1977. Negotiator Venetie (Alaska) Tribal Government, 1980, heavy equipment operator, 1982. Phone survey representative Mental Health Program and University Alaska, 1984.
Curriculum developer Yukon Flats (Alaska) School District, 1985. Laborer Peter Kewitt and sons, Deadhorse, Alaska, 1985. Bookkeeper Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., on-site supervisor, 1985.
Translator federal Indian law Federal Indian Law workshop, Venetie, Alaska, 1986. Grant contract negotiator with federal agencies, 1987. Grant administrator, overall project director Arctic Village Traditional Council, 1988-1989.
Liaison, coordinator United States Geophysical Institute/U. Alaska, Fairbanks, 1989. Instructor rural college University Alaska, 1990. Tribal administrator Native Village Venetie (Alaska), 1994-1995.
Carpenter Bureau Indian Affairs School, Arctic Village, Alaska, 1970. Postal clerk United States Postal Service, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1971, substitute postmaster, since 1984. Teacher Gwich'in language, 1974.
Store manager Midnight Sun Native Store, Arctic Village, Alaska, 1975. Visiting lecturer University Alaska, Fairbanks, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Salish Keotenas College, Pablo, Montana.
Firefighter Department Natural Resource, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1984. Lobbyist Gwich'in People, 1986-1987. Member restructuring committee Howard Luke Alternative School, 1993, 94.
Rural Campuses University Alaska, 1990. Coordinator first Gwich'in Gathering in Arctic Village, Alaska, 1988. Member council Native Village of Venetie (Alaska) Government, 1974-1986.
Member Arctic Village Traditional Council, 1973-1989, chief, 1987-1989. Member school board Arctic Village, 1974-1976. Served with United States Navy, 1966-1970, Vietnam.
Member Native Writers Circle of Americas, International Conference Higher Education Indigenous People, International Conference Hunting and Gathering Societies, Alaska Native Viet Nam Vets, Fairbanks Folk Festival.