Tamamta Katurlluta: A Gathering of Native Tradition
Based on an idea formulated by Sugpiaq Nick Tanape of Nanwalek, this collaboration between the villages of Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia, Ninilchik and the Pratt Museum, this event has been a biennial celebration since 1998. A welcome to the hunters returning home by kayak, blessing and dancing on the beach, a potluck, and evening of dance have been the core activities. The Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission has sponsored educational programs about seal harvest and nutrition and Native Youth Olympic demonstrations.
Watch “Tamamta Katurlluta: The Gathering” film here