Suumacirpet asirpiartuq – Our way of living is the best
…Like it’s 1999
CRRC has been hosting the Annual Subsistence Memorial Gathering since 1999. Near the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this daylong celebration is meant to honor our resilience and adaptation in the wake of the terrible disaster that drastically changed the Chugach region and its people. Each year the Board of Directors and CRRC staff choose a topic, giving people an opportunity to share traditional knowledge, build relationships, celebrate our lands, habitat, fish and wildlife, and people, while giving us an opportunity to heal from the spill that has continued to impact our lives to this day.