A lifestyle campaign connecting rural and urban
youth across the state of Alaska
PLAY THIS VILLAGE CITY SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AS YOU BROWSE THE PAGE.
IT IS FILLED WITH INDIGENOUS MUSIC BY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.
it's not a place... it's a VIBE
village city is our
virtual indigenous community.
It is a language, an identity, a home.
It's like.. there's Native Twitter and Instagram artists. Facebook bingo and raffles. Our relatives keep going viral on TikTok... Village City is all of that put together. All of us put together. Cause obviously... we are still here and we're not putting our way of life into a fragile box, a history book or a museum anymore.
IS RIGHT HERE
Village City is the new genre of media entertainment. It points to the reclamation of identity that is consistently growing amongst Indigenous communities, especially the youth.
Village City sprouts from the mass connection we have today through social media. It is a digital statement to show that we are diverse in our existence across the state. We are all Native enough and we are complex, unique, expressive and grounded in our identities.
This campaign was created in partnership with the Alaska Humanities Forum. We are distributing it through The Voice, The Vision and The Archive! This means there will be podcasts, short films, a magazine and many social media posts.
Village City FEATURES
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Freshman
"My favorite cultural activity is berry picking because it brings people together and connects me to the land when I'm on the tundra. I'm lucky enough to have grown up with fields of tundra right outside my house."
ANSEP Acceleration Academy, Sophomore
"I love beading, I started when I was about 7 with my cousin and since then, it has always been a good activity to calm me and spend my extra time in... I never really got into other cultural activities like skin sewing or dancing. Mostly because I didn't have close relatives or friends who could teach me living here in the city."