Talk to the Tundra: How a Yup'ik Village Heals Together - Roughly 500 miles Southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, the Yup'ik village of Toksook Bay faces the Bering Sea on the coast of Nelson Island, called Qaluyaaq by the residents who speak Yugtun. The small subsistence village has been grappling with grief and a lack of mental health resources for young people after they finish school. Each spring, the town comes together for community-wide healing.
After an accident in 2010, lifelong skier, Ira Edwards was forced to reevaluate his life.
About Indie Alaska
INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos will present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska. Music by Starship Amazing.