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        The Spirit of Subsistence Living

        In this video adapted from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, visit the Cup'ik people of Chevak, Alaska, to learn about the interconnectedness of nature and their subsistence lifestyle. Listen to an elder speak about the importance of sharing experiences. Learn about the holistic view that everything in nature is connected by spirit, and observe as John Pingayak and the Alaska native people of Chevak teach visitors to the village how to harvest from the environment: how to collect driftwood, dig for clams, set nets for salmon, and use grass as insulation.

        This media asset is adapted from Dancing the Song by University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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