“We brought our kite out to the tundra and the kids just adored it. It worked super well out there, with that landscape. The kids lined up immediately and patiently waited for as long as it took to have their turn.” – Program Staff
Kwigillingok is located on the western shore of the Kuskokwim Bay near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, 77 miles southwest of Bethel. Falling within the western transitional climate zone, Kwigillingok is characterized by tundra interspersed with boreal forests, and having weather patterns of long, cold winters and shorter, warm summers. The current population is 381 (2018).
Kwigillingok, traditionally Kuigilnguq (Central Yup’ik) meaning “one without a river,” is a traditional Yup’ik village that is reliant on fishing and subsistence activities.