Heartbeat Alaska: Health and Wellness

This video shows an Alaska Native perspective on health and wellness, including how and where elders gather plants for use in traditional medicines and how they are used; the impact that youth camps have on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse; how living a traditional lifestyle leads to overall wellness; and diabetes prevention campaigns. The villages of Nikolai, Tununak, Sitka, Unalakleet, Kotzebue, and Nuchek are highlighted with dog musher Joe Garnie making an appearance.

HILDDA LUOHTI, music composition, is used with permission.