Iditarod to Art: First Alaska Native Woman to Race Rose Albert Overcomes Obstacles to Succeed at Both

Rose Albert is a survivor. Albert was the first Alaska Native woman to race in the Iditarod. It was just one of the many challenges she’s faced in her lifetime.Albert was born to Phillip and Justine Albert on a houseboat on the Nowitna River in 1956. The Alberts raised eight children through trapping, fishing and hunting, all without government assistance. While trapping on the Nowitna, they based at Kokrines, 28 miles upriver from Ruby on the north bank of the Yukon River.Read more here:


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