Outdoor log cabin exhibit at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

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Making Knots and Casting Out- Fishnets for the Summer Catch

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Summer's here! What better way to celebrate than going out for that first catch of the season? Kenneth Frank joins the series to help us learn how to prepare to do just that. He focuses on netmaking in this episode, a traditional skill for catching all different kinds of fish. Kenneth describes the basics of… Read More

The Ceremonies of Aging and Transition- Alaska Native Rights of Passages [ONLINE ONLY]

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What are rites of passage? Jerry Isaac joins the series to speak about important ones in Alaska Native culture, such as birth, puberty, marriage, and death. He describes what rites of passage have remained the same, which have changed over time, and some of the challenges in maintaining these culturally imbued ceremonies. Jerry shares the… Read More

Health and Healing Benefits of Food Sovereignty

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The health and wellbeing of people is largely dependent on the environment in which they live, access to clean drinking water and sanitization, and the foods in which they consume. As many cultures around the world have reflected, food is the first medicine. In Indigenous communities, traditional foods are a direct link to the lands… Read More