Stephen Frost Sr.
Storyteller, Elder Advisor
Stephen Frost Sr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Old Crow. His parents were Harold and Clara Frost; his mother’s mother was Caroline Moses. He grew up mostly in the Bluefish River area, with a couple of years in Rampart House. Stephen married Ethel (Peter) Frost. Together they raised 11 children on the land in the Bluefish area, where he still visits his family cabin by boat or snow machine.
Stephen is well known outside Old Crow and his outgoing nature means he is usually the first person people meet whether they are traveling elsewhere or visiting Old Crow. Stephen is a dog team racing champion, and a top-notch trapper and hunter. He shares his knowledge of Gwich’in history and culture, including many humorous stories that he delivers with acuity. Well-loved and highly respected, Stephen is a major resource to the community. As these plays are launched, he is now 86 years old and still a very active Old Crow community member. He shared many stories and offered much valued guidance over the years of this storytelling project. Knowledgeable words from Stephen: “Stay close and connected to the country you live in.”
Photo: VG2012-20-89 Bob Sharp Collection Yukon Archives 82/326#168