Ishmael Hope

Ishmael Hope

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Juneau, Alaska

Storytelling, Writing

Ishmael Hope, born in Sitka, Alaska, and living in Juneau, is a storyteller who shares stories from his Iñupiaq and Tlingit heritages. He tells stories and shares what he has learned across Alaska and the United States, for all ages and varieties of audiences. He also is a writer, actor, and an enthusiastic learner and educator of Alaska Native art and culture. Ishmael is deeply involved in the cultural events of his people, and frequently shares his art and culture in workshops, classrooms, and conferences.