Youth in Alaska
“What you do as an Adult depends a lot on what you experienced as a child” -Jan Hill
Growing up in rural Alaska presents unique experiences for its youth. Families are tied to the land, sea and subsistence lifestyle in a way that binds them closely together. Whether fishing, hunting, berry picking or planting a family garden every member from the youngest to the oldest participates.
These activities might sound boring or mundane, but families create games and competition that become challenging and fun. They build real life skills, abilities, and confidence into a child’s development. And then there’s the result of eating the delicious jams, pies, smoked salmon, crab and other delicaci...
Please subscribe to keep reading.