Grad 2017

This class consists of eleven graduates, all from our little community of 900 people. To me, this class represents hard work, persistence and intelligence.

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My Jijuu

On the day that I was born, my Jijuu Christie Thompson gave me my Gwich’in name, “Gwikitch’ihkh’eh”, which means “In Return” because, as she said, I was the life given after his life was taken.

Shayla of Snowshoe Studios – Featured Artist

It can be so cold and dark in the winters that it’s hard to book sessions or find the inspiration to go out shooting… but there are days when the sun is shining all night and the geese are flying around or the northern lights will be dancing and I have a moment where I realize that this is exactly where I am meant to be.