*Proud wife moment* My husband and his father went out and actually got the moose for the village and this celebration. D has never been so sexy as when I received this picture:
I mean seriously people, how could you NOT swoon? Hunter, provider- yes, please! The moose was first divided up amoungst the elders with the liver, heart and kidneys. Then, the moose was butchered for this celebration for the whole village to enjoy. Every part of this animal was used! It. was. amazing! Huge kudos to the cooks!
While I tend to focus on food because, well I love food, there is so much more to this celebration. There were vendors selling native fur art, native jewlery and so much more. It's a shoppers paradise and this deprived shopper took full advantage.
The dance troops and other preforming groups that came in did not disappoint. There were groups from all over the came to strut their stuff and celebrate sobriety. All of the details on the clothing are beyond amazing. The dances preformed took my breath away at their beauty and storytelling. The Kodiak Drummers that preformed (all kids mind you) were seriously inspirational!
I am so blessed to live in a place so cultrally rich!
Until next time...