In May 2011, the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and Anchorage Museum hosted a workshop to highlight a key implement of Arctic survival – the sinew-webbed snowshoe. Join Koyukon Athabascan master artists George Albert and Butch Yaska, Gwich’in Athabascan culture-bearer Trimble Gilbert, their interns and museum visitors to learn about this traditional art and about Athabascan culture. Click here to view.
Additional films are also available. From the NMNH YouTube page select the playlists tab, then select “Living Our Cultures” from the column of options.