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Bethel Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 16, 2019

Gladys Jung Elementary School Dancers perform at Bethel's Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration at the Bethel Cultural Center on October 14, 2019.
Credit Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel celebrated its third annual Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday. The celebration included an evening of Yup’ik dance, Native Olympic games, sharing of Elder wisdom, and a potluck. To begin the event, community members marched down Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, holding signs, wearing headdresses, and beating a drum. KYUK walked with them and has this audio postcard.