The Winter Bear is a play that tells the story
of an Alaska Native teenager
who rises above his past traumas 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.
Change the climate of fear & hopelessness that breeds suicide by
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.