Since I last blogged, my class has had its ups and its downs, I got sick for about a week and a half and spent 2 days trying to get into the clinic (I never got in), I got re-offered my contract for next school year, and I survived a Valentine's Day class party and my first Potlatch.
We'll start from the top:
|Max and I went down to the river at sunset one night while the fog was lying|
on the river, which apparently means it's going to get cold.
|Those branches out on the river are from when the Russian Orthodox |
Father and some elders from the village blessed the river.
|The village, from the river.|
|The Russian Orthodox Church and their cemetery.|
|We wore our camping gear in the house, and I ate breakfast in the morning in my |
snow bibs. It got fixed by around noon the next day.
|The next day we did art in class, the students made each other Valentines with|
water colors, and then after school I made each of them a Valentine also!
I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to do some painting!
|One of my students was showing off her awesome rabbit fur hat, and on the back it had a tail!|
|Our days have been much longer recently, and on top of that, we've got a|
full moon that has been so gorgeous. Of course, a picture does it no justice.
|This is one family presenting their dance.|
|And another family|
|Here we are watching!|
|And here are other people watching. The people in the front row are mostly elders and people|
who came from other communities.
More information about a Potlatch can be found HERE if you're interested. I read most of it, and it seems to be quite accurate as far as I know...
|Today we went out on the tundra, despite it being around -10. It was windy|
and beautiful, but very cold.
|A 207 landing.|