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Wales’ Song and Dance

Alaska Native dancing inside the Wales gymnasium

Alaska Native music and dance festivals are powerfully moving events, KNOM volunteer reporter Gabe Colombo discovered in the community of Wales this year. “It was amazing to see,” he says.

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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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