Tag Archives: Alutiiq Museum

The Kodiak City Council discusses the proposed Alutiiq Ancestral Memorial Park

The draft design plan for the downtown park. (Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is working on building a small park in downtown Kodiak to honor the region’s Alutiiq heritage and culture. At the Kodiak city council work session last night, April Counceller, the Alutiiq museum’s executive director, presented an update on the museum’s fundraising efforts and ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum provides laptops to tribal entities

Laptop keyboard. (Photo byMartin Bekkelund / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program through the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is making laptops available to island communities. Development Assistant Jeff Garcie joined the staff in 2017 as part of the federally-funded Digital Inclusion Corps, which aims to build digital knowledge and broadband infrastructure in rural areas. He says 12 computers are up ... Read More »

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum releases final e-books in Alutiiq

Cover of “Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa” or “Small Fox’s Dream.” (Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum in partnership with the Native Village of Afognak just released the last of 12 Alutiiq language books for young people. The project draws on local writers and artists to work together on print and e-books. Most recently, Alutiiq Museum executive director April ... Read More »

Alutiiq museum to purchase five more local art pieces

Detail of Ing’iq (Barometer Mountain), oil on canvas, by Genevieve Opheim. (Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will purchase five more pieces by local artists through the Rasmuson Foundation art acquisition fund. The different mediums and art forms all feature a little bit of island life. Alf Pryor’s photographs feature the remnants of a former cannery. Genevieve ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum releases book on traditional use of plants

Wormwood foliage. (A&M AgriLife Photo by Kathleen Phillips / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just released a book about the traditional uses of Kodiak plants. Homer based ethnobotanist Priscilla Russell worked with museum staff to transform her research into the 181-page resource. According to a museum press release, Russell visited Kodiak villages in the 1990s and documented local knowledge ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Catalog Artifacts

Patrick Saltonstall holds Alutiiq knife. (Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum & Archeological Repository) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is at the beginning of a project to record and describe all of its roughly 300 kinds of artifacts. The museum just received an almost $50,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services via Koniag, which owns many of the ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Promotes Employee to Project Specialist

Lauren McCausland. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just promoted its temporary gallery assistant to the more permanent position of project specialist. In the future, Lauren McCausland sees herself transitioning away from the museum world. She says she imagines herself teaching Kodiak children. Right now, she’s taking classes through the University of Alaska Anchorage to earn her ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Holds Date Night With Danger

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will hold a date night with danger Friday. The annual event preps people to survive a hypothetical apocalypse using Alutiiq skills and objects. One activity calls on couples to exercise their hand-eye coordination. Events specialist Christina Thompson says participants will learn to use a spear thrower called an atlatl. “If you can imagine, you know ... Read More »

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