Cama-i 2022 brought together some yuraq groups for the first time in 2 years
The Cama-i Alaska Native Dance Festival returned to Bethel this past weekend. After two years without the gathering, Cama-i’s return signaled the revival of yuraq, and of coming together again as a community after the long isolation of the pandemic. A smaller venue welcomed a smaller audience than previous years, but it was a grateful one. Listen to this story to hear the music from Cama-i, as well as stories from dance groups across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta who have just recently begun to dance and drum together again as they prepared for the 2022 festival.