How Alaska Native Women Are Healing From Generations Of Trauma

Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone is a young Alaska Native woman reviving the art of traditional tattooing and dancing.

Watch Part 1: https://youtu.be/50_kse-Uh-g
Watch Part 2: https://youtu.be/pSin-ZGRbJ4

Marjorie gives facial tattoos to indigenous women as a way to connect with a culture once banned by missionaries. She hopes this reconnection and renewed cultural pride will help Alaska’s indigenous communities heal from years of exploitation, assimilation and discrimination.

Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of Getty, AP and Reuters.
Archival courtesy of Library of Congress, Alaska Film Archives – University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Alaska State Library.
Alaska State Library photo credits: P412-12-1313 Alaska State Library F.A. (Frederick A.) Zeusler Photo Collection
P28-012 Alaska State Library Lomen Bros. Photo Collection.

 

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