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A publication of the National Folklife Network

Vivian Mork Yielk peeling Devil's Club.

Summer Rainforest Postcard

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Vivian Mork Yéilk’ & Vivian Faith Prescott

Alaska

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ and Vivian Faith Prescott share Tlingit summer traditions around traditional medicine and halibut fishing.
An elder stands on a dock with their two dogs and is holding two giant fish. Behind them are mountains and water.

Fall Rainforest Postcard

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Vivian Faith Prescott & Vivian Mork Yéilk’

Alaska

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ and Vivian Fatih Prescott share Tlingit fall traditions around salmon fishing and harvesting Labrador tea.
Snow atop a lichen

Winter Rainforest Postcard

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Vivian Mork Yéilk’ & Vivian Faith Prescott

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ & Vivian Faith Prescott share Tlingit winter traditions of making jam and storytelling.
A picture of the Welcome to South Dakota sign featuring Mt Rushmore. Behind the sign is a green pasture.

Home From a Farmhands Point of View

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Allie Spellman

Northern Plains

Allie Spellman highlights the unabashed wisdom of midwestern small town Colome.
A black and white photo of elders celebrating a birthday with a cake.

Puerto Rico me hizo un hechizo

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Carolina Aguayo Plá

San Juan

Carolina Aguayo Plá Alisha escribe sobre la cultura, la vida y la diversidad en Puerto Rico compartiendo historias familiares.
A Rainbow over Hells Canyon Dam.

An Inheritance of Sound

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CMarie Fuhrman

Rocky Mountain West

CMarie Fuhrman shares the sounds of more than human lives near Hells Canyon, ID and evokes childhood memories to connect to the past.
A view of the entrance to Melrose Stadium, a staple and cultural landmark, in Orange Mound, one of the first Black neighborhoods in America and the birthplace and home of my father and his family.

Three Poems

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Janay Kelley

MEMPHIS, TN

Janay Kelley poetically shares her experiences growing up in Memphis, TN.

A Merry-Go-Round of Gifts: Gift Exchange in a Korean American Neighborhood

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Jenny Sophia Yi

Washington, D.C.

Jenny Sophia Yi examines community during the start of the pandemic by sharing her Korean gift-giving cultural practice.
A woman with long dark hair, wearing a black long sleeve, a yellow, orange and maroon ribbon skirt, holding a drum with four hands imprinted onto it. She is standing in a river looking off.

Our Heart Drum, Mnisota

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Tanaǧidaŋ To Wiŋ

Northern Plains

Tanaǧidaŋ To Wiŋ shares what living Dakota culture exists along the Mississippi River.

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