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A Joyful Visit to Alaska’s Far West

A dance performance at Kingikmiut

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.

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Kingikmiut Dance Festival

“Can you tell me a bit about the dance? What does it mean?” “That was my father’s dance. He wrote it and performed it, now I carry it on.” “I think this was about a seal. We’ve lost the translation so we don’t know for sure.” “Ohhhh… [laughs]. Well then, I have to tell you…

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