Ella assillkan Martina-q Piluguliurtuq. Carkaat nangyuitut. (since the weathers bad martina is working on skin boots, theres always work to do).
These beautiful ladies were amazed of this qayaq made of grass.
We at the Calista Elders Council have many opportunities to work with wonderful elders from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region of Alaska. What we learn enriches our lives all the time. We try to share what elders teach us in our books and websites, but these take time. We are hoping that through this blog friends and relatives in the region as well as the rest of the world can learn about what we are doing right away and so more actively take part in the learning process. We hope to have Yup’ik students posting on the blog.
As our first event, Abby Moses from Toksook Bay will travel with us to Washington DC, where we will be working with four Nelson Island seamstresses to learn more about traditional Yup’ik clothing. Abby will post what we’re doing while we are there, October 28-Nov 3. Stay tuned!