Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here are some photos from my video mentoring gig for Day in Our Bay. Manokotak is just outside Dillingham in Bristol Bay and has a population of 399. I thought I would just be mentoring teens while they filmed their their life and culture, but I had people of all ages, which was great! First, a surprisingly eclectic magazine rack at the Dillingham Airport. The small plane I took from Dillingham to Manokotak, which was mostly filled with cargo like mail and food. The landing strip in Manokotak.Arline filming her sister teach her daughter how to prepare "mouse food" (otherwise known as Yupik potato) and Emperor Geese soup, stressing the importance of a subsistence lifestyle and passing this knowledge on to the next generation. Also showing off her drying fish. Roy filming a spiritual gathering and potluck at the school.
Bertha and her grandmother displaying some of their amazing craftwork. Her grandmother only spoke Yupik, so Bertha tranaslated.
Diana filming herself and her boys making Akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream.And lastly, a beautiful sunset over the mountains!I met some wonderful people and really enjoyed this job!


Anonymous brother bo said...

This all so great, Laura....and fascinating. Thank you for the blog...

9:08 PM


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