Kivgiq -- the Messenger Feast -- is a North Slope Borough celebration of a "good year". The traditional Messenger Feast was about a good whale hunting season, and was discontinued in the early 20th century. It was revived in 1988 initially to be held every 2-4 years at the discretion of the North Slope Borough Mayor. Not to be outdone though, in recent times each mayor has anounced a Kivgiq almost every year!
Kivqiq is a week long celebration of culture and dance with entertainment from International visitors as well as performances from across the North Slope and Barrow.
And it should be stated is that this is not a tourist attraction with cultural events designed for visitors. This the Inupiat people of the North Slope entertaining residents of the North Slope!
Permission is NOT granted for use other than viewing.