Our Cultures

The Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan cultures of the Calista Region are the most untouched in Alaska. The majority of residents within the Region still speak their traditional language. Data from the 2010 U.S. Census showed Yup’ik as the second-most common Native language spoken. Most families still practice a subsistence lifestyle, a cherished way of life, vital to the survival of Alaska Native cultures.