Native Alaskan celebration
A potlatch is a traditional holiday celebrated by the indigenous people of Alaska. It was formerly held to celebrate weddings, births and deaths, and families traveled from far away to participate. Today, potlatches no longer last several days, and they are an opportunity for people to connect with friends and celebrate Native Alaskan culture. Traditional food is served, including pirok (moose pie), muktuk (whale), akutaq (Eskimo ice cream made from blackberries and seal blubber) and several other dishes. People sell their handicrafts, and potlatches are always interesting experiences.