Celebration 2020 has been rescheduled for June 2021.
While the city will miss out on bed and sales tax revenue this year with Celebration postponed, Native artists who come from all over to sell their traditional handicrafts will feel the financial hit even more.
Deborah Head was a committed judge during the competition. She parked her car in a friend’s driveway to download pictures.
The virtual Celebration features a four-day live broadcast with recorded performances from 2018 and new videos submitted by past participants.
This year’s statewide Native Youth Olympics competition was canceled due to the pandemic, but the annual gathering rooted in sportsmanship and survival found a creative way to continue.
Gabby Hiestand-Salgado, a Jesuit Volunteer working at KYUK, came up with the idea of making a film of people dancing to the same Yup’ik song from wherever they were hunkering down during the pandemic. The two Blanchett brothers, Phillip and Steven, and their band, Pamyua, were quick to help. The chosen song, Tarvarnauramken, is a…
The board voted to punt the decision on the reading list and course outline until May 2021.
Byron Mallott was most recently known as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, but his greatest legacy was likely shaping generations of Alaska Natives through political and corporate leadership.
Camp directors across Alaska are redoing their summer programs to prepare to welcome campers during the pandemic.
Yuraq encompasses more than just the English translation of “dance,” which is most familiar to non-Natives.