Rural roots: Byron was raised in Toksook Bay, learning traditional Yup’ik ways from his elders. “Music is my way of continuing the legacy of my ancestors."

To the beat of his own drum: “I love just being myself and showcasing all I’ve learned through the years in my songs. I’m so proud of my culture and I love sharing it with the world.”

Yup’ik worldwide: Byron’s I Sing. You Dance. videos are a YouTube sensation with nearly 100,000 views. Watch Byron’s stories on his Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/I.Sing.You.Dance

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