Ossie Kairaiuak: sharing Yuraq in Anchorage
Maurice Nanalook dances in Chevak with students. Photo by Dean Swope.
Phillip “Ossie” Kairaiuak grew up in Chefornak around Yuraq or Eskimo dancing. Now, he leads the Atcilquq dance group in Anchorage. At last week-end’s Dance Festival in Chevak he entertained the crowd with his group and talked to KYUK about how Yuraq helps him and others feel closer to home.
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