Credit: Brian Adams
Josephine Aloralrea (left) and Agnes McIntyre (right)
AM: “We are part of the Nunamta Yup’ik Singers and Dancers group. I have been a part of the group since 1991, 25 years.” Josephine Aloralrea (left) and Agnes McIntyre (right), are both Yup’ik and live in Bethel, Alaska. When IAI asked how long they have been a part of the dance group, Chuna McIntyre (not pictured) added, “You know what? When it comes down to it, it is really truly timeless. That’s how we feel, we are carrying on something that we have been doing for 30 centuries, right here. Imagine that. Thirty centuries!” Chuna also performs with Nunamta Yup’ik Singers and Dancers and is originally from Eek, Alaska. Nunamta is Yup’ik for “Our land”.