Origin Stories

In Southeast Alaska traditional culture, and in many other cultures, the story of where someone or something comes from is an important story. These stories are called Origin Stories because they are about where something or someone originates or comes from. Origin Stories are told all over the world.

In Tlingit culture, there is a story which tells of the origin of the sun, stars, and moon. This is a creation story by the Tlingit people who have inhabited this land for thousands of years. Watch this video below to learn this story!

The challenge for this first week is to exercise for at least 30 minutes, outside if possible. Any kind of exercise that gets your heart pumping counts! Make sure to warm up and stretch; you can do warm ups with Coach Kirk or with NYO games. Enter the contest here:

How well do you know your own origin story? Check out and see if you can complete the workbook activity on origin stories. Ask your family to help you!