Posts Tagged ‘Kingikmiut’
A Joyful Visit to Alaska’s Far West
Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.Read More
To the Edge of the Continent
In late August, four of our newly-arrived volunteers went to Wales, Alaska to observe and take part in a beloved annual festival of Alaska Native music and culture.Read More
Elder Voices: Raymond Seetok Sr.
This month’s Elder Voices celebrates Raymond Seetok Sr, a Kingikmiut elder from Wales. Raymond was born in Wales in 1946. A whaling captain, husband, and father, he grew up with twelve siblings in the traditional Inupiaq way. He speaks about the hardships he faced, and Inupiaq lessons his elders and parents passed onto him about…Read More