Once again, Christmas is upon us. The season, full with gift giving and well wishes, is the annual favorite of millions and millions of people on planet earth. Although the annual winter celebration has been with the world for a very, very long time, modern adherents to the celebration would probably be not so […]
The Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contest is the culmination of local pageants across the state of Alaska – and the winner becomes cultural ambassador for native traditions. Following the pandemic shutdowns, the pageant came back this summer. VOA’s Natasha Mozgovaya has the story.
WASHINGTON — For thousands of years, the lives of the Yup’ik people of Alaska centered around the “qasgiq,” a communal house where men lived and worked, where community celebrations were held, and most importantly, where leaders and elders passed on knowledge, skills and life lessons to Yup’ik youth. “Our ancestors and grandfathers were like psychologists,” said […]