Hello, I'm Aaluk Edwardson an Iñupiaq/Norwegian artist working to empower students and support community resilience.
I'm also the creative director and founder of Bright Shores, an organization dedicated to supporting decolonization efforts using art and the creative process. To learn more about the workshops I offer in creative decolonization, click here.
Explore this website to read about who I am, what I do, and where I come from. I took the picture above while at home in Utqiagvik, Alaska in 2014. It's a few blocks away from where I was born.
Most of the pictures on this site were taken in Alaska or Northern Minnesota; the two places I connect to home and family.
Wherever I go and whatever I do, I remain passionate about these three things: creative expression, education & supporting community wellness.
Walking. I am listening to a deeper way.
Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands. - Linda Hogan, Chickasaw writer