In 1869, a US Army officer left Alaska with a piece of Alutiiq culture, a skin covered kayak. Now, almost 150 years later, the boat has returned to Kodiak to share its story. The watercraft is a one-man, Alutiiq kayak with an intact, decorated skin cover. Culture bearers Ronnie Lind and Sven Haakanson Jr. recognized […]
Maqineq – Week; Saturday, Holiday EveMaqineq nangkan, tang’rciqamci. – After the week is over, I’ll see you guys. All human societies have systems of reckoning time, ways of accounting for the sequence and duration of events. However, concepts of time vary greatly with cultural and environmental factors. The places people live, the technologies they use, […]
Masiqsiraq – Port Lions Elltuwaqa Masiqsirami skuuluqutartuq.– My granddaughter is going to go to school in Port Lions. On Friday March 27, 1964, life changed dramatically for the residents of Afognak village. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake ripped open the sea floor off the coast of Kodiak, creating a series of tsunamis that devastated the […]
Dr. Alisha Drabek, a Kodiak resident, community educator, and one of the first Alutiiq second language speakers of her generation, has been selected to lead the Alutiiq Museum.
The Alutiiq Museum will receive $35,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to create educational resources on Alutiiq weaving. Funds from the foundationâ€™s Arts and Culture Program will support the development of an exhibit on Alutiiq weaving and an educational booklet to accompany it.
The museum's board and staff announced that Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr., will resign from his position as the Executive Director of the Alutiiq Museum in June 2013 to pursue new professional opportunities.