Welcome Song, Caribou Skin Hut Dance

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Sarah James

Neets’aii Gwich’in | Arctic Village | Alaska

Sarah James, Neetsa’ii Gwich’in Nation, sings the Welcome Song, Caribou Skin Hut Dance, sharing the process and practice of the song and dance. Articulating the importance of the ceremonial role the song has had in shaping the image of her people as generous and welcoming, As the song is used as a traditional welcome song to this very day.


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