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Eli and Sven on Carving and Identity

Clip | 2m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

Eli is an Alaska Native who learns carving skills at Dig Afognak camp. The instructor is Alutiiq Anthropologist Sven Haakanson Jr., Ph.D. who has gotten his knowledge of carving and mask making from records that go back 400 years. Eli is thrilled with the halibut hook he carves, and a year later he reflects on the impact of camp and being around his people.

Aired: 07/02/18

Rating: TV-G

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