Word of the Week Lesson 15:45 KRaasnaaq : Godparent KRaasnaat ag’inartut. : Godparents should be respected. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) Russian colonists introduced godparenting, a relationship between adults and children that has become second in importance only to parent-child bonds in Alutiiqcommunities. KRaasnaaq comes from a Russian word meaning “godparent.” Some Alutiiq […]
Word of the Week Lesson 15:44 Keneryaq : Bat (animal) Aliktaanka keneryat. : The bats scare me. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) Bats are not widespread in Alaska. There are just five species of these small flying mammals found mostly in forested areas of southeast and south central Alaska, where trees provide good […]
Word of the Week Lesson 15:43 Aalukaq : Namesake Aalukaalitkiinga. : They named that person after me. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) In classical Alutiiq society, people accumulated names over their lifetimes, adding new titles to commemorate a deed or reflect a change in their social standing. Many babies were first named for […]
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Alutiiq Museum Email Broadcast Word of the Week Lesson 15:42 Nuus’niik; Anarwik : Outhouse Cuumi llami nuus’ningq’rllrit. : They used to have outhouses outside. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) In prehistoric times, going to the bathroom was a less private matter than it is today. Alutiiq families kept large wooden tubs near the […]
Project Description: With a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard Spouses' Association of Kodiak, the Alutiiq Museum will host a summer program linking Alutiiq artists, community members, and visitors. Three Native artists will be selected to demonstrate their craft in the museum's gallery for a day this summer-one artist per month in June, July, and […]