For Native people in the Arctic region, the tradition of chin tattooing goes back generations, but until very recently, the tradition was not still in practice. Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone was raised in a fish camp near Nome, Alaska & from a young age, desired to more deeply connect with her Inupiaq and Kiowa traditions. In this episode, she shares her journey deciding to get a traditional chin tattoo, her family’s reaction & the revitalization of the practice. She also speaks to the meaning of decolonization, the history of boarding schools & the importance of food sovereignty.
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