Tumput: Our Paths
Alaska Natives at Thirty
Twelve years ago, a small group of Alaska Native high school students from villages across Alaska were the subject of Michael Green's documentary film Challenge Yourself! Revisit four of these young people as they turn thirty. Who are they now?
From Anchorage to Pt. Lay; from Bosnia to Kotlik, follow the lives of four young people as they become parents, partners, teachers, soldiers and community members in both urban and rural Alaska. Portraying the complex role of race, village life, and native tradition and ritual in modern Alaskan life, Tumput: Our Paths is a story of personal and cultural transition.
* "Tumput" (Doom-Poot) is the Central Yup'ik word meaning "our paths."
For more information about Alaska's Native languages see: Alaska Native Language Center.