Rowan and I had the opportunity to travel to Tatitlek on Friday for the 21st annual Peksulineq Festival, a week-long celebration of Alaska Native cultural heritage for students from around Prince William Sound. The first time I went, about four years ago, visitors had a good opportunity to see what the kids and volunteer teachers had been working on all week - it was fabulous to see the art and crafts they'd been creating, as well as learn about the cultural traditions they'd been studying. (Check out the link above to see some of the kids in action.) Unfortunately, the last two times I went, including this year, there was almost no opportunity to share in the kids work, but instead the focus was primarily on the final potluck and fund-raising auction. Ah, well, it was still fun.
I always enjoy wandering with my camera. I thought I'd share a few of the things that caught my eye in Tatitlek, a tiny village of fewer than 100 souls in northeast PWS, about two hours by reasonably fast boat southeast of Valdez.