Tag Archives: Alaska

Interview: Jacqueline Cleveland, Quinhagak, AK

Jacqueline Cleveland from Quinhagak, AK, on the Yukon-Kuskoqwim delta, speaks about finding art as a grounding force for surviving years away from her village, racism, and loneliness. Her path lead to majoring in film, and producing a gorgeous documentary about her native Yu’pik cultural dance. To view Jackie’s graduate thesis… Read On

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Denali. Twenty. Thirteen. Committed.

Most of last Autumn, as the holidays approached and I braced myself for the floodgates of grief to open, I felt lost. I was utterly confused. The mercury retrograde in November spanked my hind quarters. I had no idea where I was going or what the next right thing to… Read On

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Master Cleanse Day 3: Update from Bozeman, Montana

WARNING: there is a lot of “jello cam” effect from the action cam sitting on the dash. It was a bumpy Montana road, and couldn’t be avoided. Hope you can enjoy the show anyway! Lots of great stuff: wildlife, poops, dreams, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and more!

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Fast Times at Hooper Bay – Part 2

Unexpected Forerunner When searching for interviews, much to my surprise, I was told of another lady who had come to Hooper Bay several years back to film a documentary also, which was released in 2010. It’s calledA�The Yu’pik WayA�by a gal named Beth Edwards. I heard all sorts of stories… Read On

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Fast Times at Hooper Bay – Part 1

Getting back to my Hooper Bay Experience two weeks ago, it was too short a time spent there to really get the full gist of the community. But several things popped out at me… Beautiful Swampland I heard so much about how the communities on the Yukon-Kuskokwim river deltas were… Read On

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Revised Point Hope video – 25Oct11

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Interview Learnings

Many of you have been following myA�blog, and so understand how deeply enriching it has been to film the incredibly generous volunteers for this project. Their willingness to get vulnerable on camera has blown me away. The interviews inspire me to keep going on days when I feel lonely, wiped… Read On

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The Skinny on Alaska Bush Airlines

So far, I’ve spent approximately $2500 in airline tickets ALONE, and only explored 6 villages in Western Alaska. Although only 2 villages are left on my list that are non-serviceable by ferry, the Winter ferry service may change that. Like anything, not all bush airlines are created equally. But, in… Read On

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SpokenCoast Theme: Finding meaning in one’s life

Hooray! Here it is! The “Viktor Frankl” post. It gives me a special thrill because I like that Viktor is spelled with a “k”. Gives off a TransylvanianA�vibe… Drive Out Fear It’s one of the “14 Points of Quality” by Dr. Edwards Deming. In a recent interview by Meghan Ward… Read On

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Quick Unalakleet Update

Dear SpokenCoast Friends, Family, & Followers, Just a quick note to let you know I’m doing swell. I haven’t gotten to the “Viktor Frankl” post yet, but it will happen soon. I promise. How are things on your side? How are your kids? Your jobs? Your access to the natural… Read On

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