Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence Chuna McIntyre (Yup’ik) gave this artist talk featured on the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum YoutTube Channel at the museum in May of 2019. In the talk, he shares stories of his youth, his culture, and shares some of his favorite artifacts in the museum’s permanent collection from museum storage. While here, Chuna provided invaluable information on the Yup’ik artifacts in the collection. The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are grateful for the generous support of the Lindblad National Geographic LEX-NG Fund to bring this talented culture bearer to Sitka and to Chuna for his time and wealth of knowledge.

Many thanks to Chuna McIntyre for coming to Sitka and sharing his wealth of knowledge! We are so grateful for your stories and time!

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