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This photo was taken in Barrow (Utqiaġvik), Alaska at Kivgiq, the Messenger Feast, which is held every two years (traditionally after a good whaling season). Kivgiq is named for the messengers who typically would travel from village to village inviting community members to join the feast. Pounding fabric and skin-drums and singing short songs, traditional dance groups from villages located mostly across the North Slope of Alaska participate.

TAGS: Alaska, Native

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Barrow, Alaska, United States of America
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© Kirsten Alburg.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: SLT-A55V
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3
Aperture: f14
ISO: ISO800
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