Retrieved on November 14, 2007
The Toksook Bay Islander dance group practices in the school lobby.
Native dance is one of Alaska most powerful traditions to this day. Dancers are the instruments that express the art of communication visually through dance. Dances are used for ceremonies, courtship, story telling, or a permanent remembrance of a special person. Some native songs belong to tribes and are considered sacred and belong that tribe only. Many culture groups believe songs are to be kept, shared, traded, and even lost in war.