The world loves the artistry -- the handiwork -- of native Alaskans. But how can we show that love without understanding where it came from and what it means? This video introduces students and the public to the history and values of native Alaskan art, contrasts in western and Alaskan laws, and discusses how to show respect for this treasure of heritage and culture.
Artists interviewed for this film include: Crystal Worl, Peter Williams, Nicholas Galanin, Rico Worl, Teri Rofkar, Delores Churchill, and Zak Dylan Wass.
Note to parents: this video is considered suitable for high school students but has a mature rating because the first statement after the last subtitle question: "What is the bottom line?" is by a dignified intellectual property rights attorney who says "Don't be an a__h___." The unanimous opinion of all the educators we included in review sessions was that this remark will not be offensive to many folks above age 15.