My cousin, Marsh Chamberlain, has ventured on a journey, which he has put his heart and soul into. He is on a journey to film a documentary about suicide in Alaska. A very touching documentary which most Alaskans, unfortunately, have been affected by. I am proud of his journey, and his willingness and heart to help our people heal. Thank you Marsh for your dedication, hard work and persistence to finish this project. I am proud of our people for opening up to you as well. Please consider a donation today, by clicking on the ‘Kickstarter’ link at the bottom of this post.
“In a landscape as dramatic as its stories, Alaska Native people face staggering suicide rates, yet remain determined to heal & thrive!
Historically Alaska Native peoples lived solely from the lands and waters of the far north; it is that relationship between land, water and people that has culturally defined the first peoples of Alaska. Today Alaska Natives face many challenges in a world dominated by differing values. Rapid lifestyle changes, forced assimilation, and historical traumas have led to severed connections to the land and waters; these struggles threaten the loss of traditional values that have sustained Alaska Native Peoples for millennium.”