Virtual yuraq sessions are a place to come together in dance and song

May 15, 2020

“You always want to start on the right side. You’re going, 'The world out there, the world in here, we dance it,'" Atkiq Ilutsik-Snyder begins.

She’s teaching yuraq traditional dancing and singing in a video on Facebook — and this particular dance is called Ellamta Nunanirqutii — Our World's Inner Beauty. Ossie Assanaaq Kairaiuak from the band Pamyua composed it for the Bristol Bay region.