Today’s question is: Since coming to college I’ve felt very removed from the land and I feel like I’m losing a really important relationship. I’ve always loved things like hiking, gardening and fishing but these are not easily accessible right now. Do you have any suggestions for how I can restore this connection?
Quyana (Thank you In Yup’ik) for this question,
I like you struggled as well with feeling connected to my culture and the land. On my college campus we had a Native Student Services, I would check to see if your college campus has that resource too. If not the local library would have a lot of great resources as far as free and within the community and maybe you can make connections there and be feeling like you can get connected with the land.
I hope that this was helpful and I hope you have an excellent semester, trimester, or good luck with your studies.
Quyana (Thank you in Yup’ik)!