Archie Minkler (Inupiaq) was born in Anchorage, raised in Kenai and currently resides in Soldotna, Alaska. He has worked for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) since 1980 and has served in many capacities over the years, including agriculture, housing assistance, intervention and Yaghanen Youth Programs. He currently serves as KIT’s Safe Home Program supervisor and has attained numerous construction certificates. Archie vividly remembers his grandfather and namesake, Archie Wheeler, telling him they were going “camping” for his first time. Unbeknownst to him, his grandfather took him on a month-long trip along the entire length of the Yukon River. Living on the Kenai Peninsula has its advantages and Archie enjoys hunting, fishing, exploring, building, culture, heritage, history, geology and archaeology.