Yuraq Diva Maryann Sundown Dies

Photo by Chris Pike: Known as the Queen of Cama-i, Maryann Sundown prefroms at the Bethel dance festival in 2008.

Renowned elder and Yup’ik culture bearer Maryann Sundown has passed away.  The Scammon Bay elder died Wednesday night, surrounded by her family.

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Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.