Enaa Neenyo — Welcome!

The Winter Bear just wrapped up an exciting tour to Bethel and surrounding villages. Check out our gallery and our blog to learn more.

The Winter Bear is a play that tells the story of an Alaska Native teenager
who rises above the traumas of his past to become a leader with the help of mentor Sidney Huntington.  The Winter Bear Project combines the play with outreach developed in cooperation with rural Alaskan communities.

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The Winter Bear performs in Bethel, 2015. Photo by John Wallace. tundraphotos.com

Cast members pose with students after the play. Kaltag, 2014

Cast members pose with students after the play. Kaltag, 2014

Our Mission is to:

  • broaden awareness of the causes of teen suicide
  • help communities implement their own strategies for combating suicide
  • promote healing through the performing arts.
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Members of THE WINTER BEAR team goof off with residents in Tanana, September 2014