Tikasuk “Emily” Brown (Ivanoff)

Tikasuk “Emily” Brown (Ivanoff)

1904 – 1982

Achievements in: education, public service

Born in Unalakleet, raised in Shaktoolik, and educated at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon, Emily Ivanoff Brown, whose Eskimo name was Tikasuk, was an educator for 30 years and devoted herself to record and pass on knowledge about the unwritten history of all her Inupiaq people. She obtained a provisional teaching certificate and became a grade school teacher and an advocate of bilingual education.