Updated: Jun 19, 2020
To explore his Northern Philosophy, Coffee & Quaq interviews Warren Maaruk Jones about AK Native traditions, awareness, yuuyaraq, cultural evolution, the traditional men’s house, and religion.
"I don’t want to just talk about men’s houses, I want to build men’s houses. I don’t want to just talk about sovereignty, I want to assert it, and not assert it through the Western system. No, true Yupik governance doesn’t look anything like Western governance. True Yupik governance is yuuyaraq. True Yupik governance is you knowing and understanding your own cultural values and holding yourself accountable to them." -Warren Jones