Every morning from 8:30-8:45 Oscarville have the entire school community gather around our lunch table. The staff takes turns each week talking about one of the Yupik Cultural Life Skills (components of Yuuyaraq). At the end of the talk the students recite a pledge with appropriate hand gestures. This morning, on the last day of school, I took some video. Leading us today is those members who will be in High School next year. Well... the ones who showed up before 8:45 this morning.
Feel free to follow along in your daily Yupik Eskimo Language lesson...
Wangkuta elisngaukut. (We are smart)
Taigukut elicarturluta, ikayuutaaryarturluta-llu. (We come here to learn and to help others)
Maani assikuciqukut pingnatugciiqukut-llu. (We will be kind and strong here)
Caliciqukut assircaarluta, murilkelluta, niicugniluta, elilluta-llu. (We will work hard, pay attention, listen, and learn)
Watnaukut ciuliaput umyuaqluki wangkutnek-llu.
(Above all else, we think about others and ourselves here)