Alaska Cultural Connections: Cultural Exchange

While we’ve been airing our series on culture in Alaska, students across the state have also been taking a crash course in cultural awareness. Part of the Alaska Humanities Forum Rose Urban Rural Exchange Program is to explore the idea of culture: students interview culture bearers in their own communities and write about themselves as culture bearers.  Then they take turns, hosting their sister schools in their home community – and traveling to a new place.  Erik Brainerd and Amber Frysz-Newsome from Begich Middle school in Anchorage have more about their group’s experience as “cultural ambassadors.”

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