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Communities using new spin on tradition to help youths

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, AK, March 11, 2013

By Diana Campbell
A drum.
A basket.
The seasons.
The migration of game and fish.
The circle has always been an important symbol to Alaska Native people. In a suicide intervention research study conducted by the Center for Alaska Native Health Research in the Yukon Kuskokwim delta, the idea of the circle has come up again in the form of the qasgiq, or the men’s house.