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.
Our Mission: Change the climate of fear & hopelessness that breeds suicide by broadening awareness, stimulating dialogue, and promoting healing through the performing arts.
In September 2014, The Winter Bear Project traveled to six Alaskan villages along the Yukon and Koyukuk rivers to deliver their message of hope. In this thirty-minute documentary, residents from Ruby, Nulato, and Kaltag share their thoughts on the play’s impact.