Welcome to Village City: A lifestyle campaign connecting rural and urban youth across the state of Alaska brought to you by Native Time in partnership with the Alaska Humanities Forum. Native Time is now and Village City is right here.
This episode features Kahayla Green a thoughtful rising sophomore and Yup'ik Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program Acceleration student living in Anchorage, AK. She shares her thoughts on coming to understand her identity as a Native person living in the city, her concerns for youth homelessness, and leaves us with a few words of wisdom for anyone struggling with disconnection from their culture. This is her story.
The music for this episode was created by Aqqalu also known as Uyarakq, and Ukila also known as Byron Nicholai. Their music is available on all platforms. Next episode features Katlyn Smith Miss Teen Arctic Circle and drops Sept. 8, 2021!