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- DescriptionThe Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska were some of the last Arctic peoples to come into contact with n-Natives, and as a result, Yup'ik language and many traditions remain vital into the twenty-first century. Wise Words of the Yup'ik People documents their qanruyutet (adages, words of wisdom, and oral instructions) regarding the proper living of life. Throughout history, these distinctive wise words have guided the relations between men and women, parents and children, siblings and cousins, fellow villagers, visitors, strangers, and even with n-Natives. Yup'ik elders have chosen to share these wise words during Calista Elders Council gatherings and conventions since 1998 for instrumental reasons-because of their continued relevance and power to change lives. The Calista Elders Council, which represents some thirteen hundred Yup'ik elders, recently spearheaded efforts at cultural revitalization through gatherings with younger community members. In describing the content of traditional instruction as well as its central motivation- We talk to you because we love you -elders t only educate Yup'ik young people but also open a window into their view of the world for all of us. Wise Words of the Yup'ik People will serve as a valuable resource for the Yup'ik people and those who wish to learn more about their lives and values.
- Author BiographyAnn Fienup-Riordan is an independent scholar who has lived, worked, and taught in Alaska since 1973. Her many books include Hunting Tradition in a Changing World: Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today and Yup'ik Elders at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on Its Head. Alice Rearden is a Yup'ik speaker and leading translator for the Calista Elders Council.
- Author(s)Ann Fienup-Riordan
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2005
- LanguageAleut & English
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content NoteIllus., map
- Weight545 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Translated byAlice Rearden
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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