30 for 30 Shorts: I Am Yup'ik
Every year they gather from tiny subsistence villages on Alaska's Bering Sea Coast, traveling hundreds of miles on bush planes to compete on the biggest stage they will ever know - the All-Yup'ik District Basketball Tournament. The hope of Toksook Bay is Byron Nicholai, a 16-year-old Yup'ik Eskimo who is determined to lead his village to the championship. After his father left, Byron didn't learn how to hunt in the traditional Yupik way. For Byron, this tournament isn't just about basketball-it's a way to bring pride to his family and community.
You can find I Am Yup'ik on the ESPN web site at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=14832535 .