Soul of the Burkitshi Framed - Oliver Klink

Soul of the Burkitshi Framed

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Aigerim - Eagle Huntress - 11 years old

Aigerim is drawing her inspiration from Aisholpan, the first eagle huntress crowned at the Eagle festival in Ulgii in 2014. While there were many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently rejected the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believed that a girl can do anything a boy can, if she is determined. Asker, Aigerim’s dad, is a firm believer that his daughter should not only become an eagle huntress, but also get educated.