Our Dance group is very excited to be performing her at Cama-i. We’ve been practicing and performing for 2 years. In the past there have been dance groups from our village, but they were not able to continue. Our village dance group has been dormant for many years and now is returning to the village per the request of the young people. Songs that we perform are compiled by the group after consultation with Ossie Kairaiuak and John Pingayak.
NANDA has been together for 7 years. They come to Cama-i from Port Townsend, Washington and are very excited to perform for the Cama-i Audience. They extend their gratitude to everyone who made their participation possible. As they say back home– “BOOM!”
In 2009 Cingarkaq Wallace and Myron Naneng brought a small group of Yup’ik Dancers to the Cama-i stage. Each year it has grown and this year this large group of BRHS students is very glad to share their work with the Cama-i crowd. Yup’ik culture is growing!! Thanks for your work young people! It is through your time that the tradition will continue.