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I Am Yup'ik

Length: 17 min.
Age Level: 12+

I Am Yup’ik tells the story of a 16-year-old Alaskan Native, Byron Nicholai, who leaves his tiny village to compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across frozen tundra. Byron leads his village to a championship in the district tournament, which ultimately unites the Toksook Bay community and creates hope throughout the team, family members, and the community-at-large.

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