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TEDx Anchorage 2011 - Michelle Sparck - The Fourth World: The Importance of Being ArXotica

Michelle (Macuar) Sparck grew up in Bethel and is a member of Chevak's Qissunamiut Tribe. While attending the American University in Washington, D.C., Michelle worked for the Alaska Delegation on Alaska Resource and social service issues. With Senate and House experience, Michelle returned home to work for the Association of Village Council Presidents and a number of regional and statewide tribal organizations throughout the years. Five years after first winning a series of seed money from the Alaska Federation of Natives' Alaska Marketplace competition modeled after a World Bank program to spark entrepreneurial ideas in developing nations, or in this case, off-the-grid Alaska, Michelle, along with her triplet sisters Cika and Amy, are utilizing traditional gathering knowledge to produce a high-end skin care line, cosmetics and toiletries. Launching their debut product this month, an Anti-Aging Skin Serum from their premier Quyung-lii Line (The Potent One,) this Alaska Native family owned and operated company attempts to bring about innovative economic development in harmony with the Yup'ik / Cup'ik traditional way of life. It is Applied Subsistence in the marketplace with 100% resource utility.
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