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Photos and Video: Cama'i Dance Festival 2017

Apr 3, 2017

Families from across the Y-K Delta reunited both on and off stage at the 2017 Cama'i Dance Festival over the weekend of April 1. 

Dancers from as far away as Texas and Canada performed on the Bethel stage. Ivory carvings, beaded earrings, and fur hats were among the items on craft tables in the Bethel High School lobby. Drums beat in sync during the annual "Heart of the Drums," and culture bearers were honored for their contributions. 

Thousands of spectators, performers, and artists attended, doing this year's Cama'i theme justice: Nunaniryuum Nalliini, The Time of Joy.

Three groups with roots in this region, Pingayaq, Pamyua, and the Gladys Jung Cranes are captured in the videos below. 

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