Quyana

Quyana

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Our traditional dances remain the lifeblood of our culture and our communities: they sustain us and connect us with our rich cultural history. Passed from generation to generation, our dances ensure that the many distinct Native cultures across Alaska remain connected to their origins. For over 20 years, Alaska Natives have come together in dance to celebrate Quyana Alaska during AFN’s Annual Convention.

First introduced at the 1982 Convention, Quyana Alaska was designed to restore our traditional dances and ensure that they were passed on to the future generations. To date, over 200 different dance groups have performed at Native gatherings across the state. The cultural revival has certainly exploded across rural Alaska, and Quyana Alaska is now a treasured highlight of each and every Convention.

Quyana Alaska I – Thursday, October 23rd

7:00 pm – Kuupik Trapper School Dance Group (Nuiqsut)
Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Tsimshian Dancers
UAF Iñu-Yupiaq Dancers
Ida’ina K’eljeshna
Sivuqaq Dance Group of Anchorage (St. Lawrence Island)
Anchorage Unangax Dancers
Qalgimiut Dance Group of Tikigaq (Pt. Hope)

Quyana Alaska II – Friday, October 24th

7:00 pm – Cev’armiut Kinguliaret Yurartait (Chevak)
Ovluaq Dance Group (Barrow)
Ldakat Naax Sati Yatx’I (Children of All Nations)
AK PRIDE’s Pacific Bloom
Kwigparmiut Dance Group
Kluti-Kaah Dancers (Copper Center)
Nunagiaq Dancers (Wainwright)