Alaska: Skindigenous Series, Season 1
Catalogue Number: 310010
Producer: Nish Media
Producing Agencies: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 23:00
Marjorie Tahbone, an Alaskan artist of Inupiaq heritage, was first among the living women of her family to get her traditional chin tattoo. Afterwards, she took up the tools and the old methods and became a full-fledged traditional tattooist working in the Inupiaq tradition. Thanks to Marjorie and other culture bearers across the North, the tradition of inking women’s skin to mark major life events and to symbolize spiritual beliefs is once again a part of Indigenous life in the region.
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