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Guy Yuksuk

Guy, ‘Guyyuksuk’ is a a member of the proud Yup’ik Nation, and is a practitioner of Yuuyaraq.

Born and raised in western Alaska, Guy comes from a Yup’ik father and a white mother which gives him a unique perspective of both cultures. Growing up in poverty and conditions unheard of in American standards, Guy and his family relied on subsistence hunting and fishing to fill their freezer chests . Guy learned that in a harsh world, you’re the only one who can determine your own destiny.

Guy aspires to finish school and become a writer and advocate for native peoples across the country. In the coming years, he expects to publish stories about the invisible unseen side of rural Alaska in his series, “The Real, Alaska Bush People”.

Chevak Charlie – The Lost Cause

Another night had passed for Charlie who awoke to the familiar sting of the fall air. Rising from the dirt-ridden mattress he claimed for himself out of the town’s dump, he crept out of his shack to find that the sun had already risen. His dark brown hair, matted and oily, truly made him look like a traditional Eskimo – the kind you only see in old pictures. […]

Maria Garcia – The Outsider

Today was the day of her big presentation. It was Columbus day, and she had planned a whole ten-minute lecture on his discovery of America. Her father, a 2nd Generation Spanish-American, and mother, a teacher born and raised in the Philippines, were immensely proud of Maria taking interest in her heritage. […]