1. The SpokenCoast Project Interview: Jacqueline Cleveland, Quinhagak, AK


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    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 culture shock. 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 film, "Sundown to Sundown" about the dance world of Maryann Sundown from Scammon Bay, AK, please visit: https://vimeo.com/31221053

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    • Maryann Sundown 2011


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      Maryann Sundown of Scammon Bay, Alaska. For years, Sundown has been considered the main event at the Cama-i Dance Festival, which takes place in Bethel, Alaska each spring. She was honored as a "Living Treasure" there in 2011. Among the many traditional and non-traditional dances she performed, she was known for the Mosquito Dance which she danced with her late sister, and the Bruce Lee Dance which was preformed with her grandson. Both dances drove the crowds wild with laughter and applause.

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