“My coworker hosted a session of Animal Yoga with the younger kids, and they all had a blast with it. They loved trying out the different animal poses, and were totally game to try hopping around like frogs or flapping their ‘wings’ like a butterfly.” – Program Staff
Tuntutuliak is located on the Qinaq River, approximately 3 miles from its confluence with the Kuskokwim River, about 40 miles from the Bering Sea coast, and 40 miles southwest of Bethel. Falling within the western transitional climate zone, Tuntutuliak is characterized by tundra interspersed with boreal forests, and having weather patterns of long, cold winters and shorter, warm summers. The current population is 466 (2018).
Tuntutuliak, traditionally Tuntutuliaq (Central Yup’ik) meaning “place of many raindeer,” is a traditional Yup’ik village reliant on fishing and subsistence–salmon and seal are especially important food sources.