“One day during swimming, one of the kids told a visiting Elder he was feeling ‘blue,’ he then explained both the Emotions Engine activity and what that color meant to him.” – Program Staff
Marshall is located on the north bank of Polte Slough, north of Arbor Island, on the east bank of the Yukon River in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies on the northeastern boundary of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Falling within the transitional climate zone, Marshall is characterized by tundra interspersed with boreal forests, and having weather patterns of long, cold winters and shorter, warm summers. The current population is 437 (2018).
Marshall, traditionally Masserculleq (Central Yup’ik) meaning “the former one for fishing old salmon near spawning,” is a traditional Yup’ik village that relies on subsistence and fishing related activities. Members of the Ohogamiut village also live in Marshall.