Point Hope, Alaska: Traditional Inupiat Dancing and Drumming

Originally posted on CutterLight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UliVD46YQjQ The dancers in this short video are 6th grade students at Tikigaq School in Point Hope, Alaska, an Inupiat village 200 miles above the Arctic Circle. They are performing traditional songs and dances, passed down through the generations, sung in their native language. The annual school Christmas program in Point…

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