Tag Archives: Alutiiq Museum

Alutiiq Museum Releases New E-Books for App

Cover of the digital book Cestun lla et’a?–How is the Weather? Painting by Sandee Drabek Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is expanding its e-book collection, this time with stories focusing on children and their natural environments. The digital picture books are geared towards improving kids’ Alutiiq language literacy. The project began last fall with three stories: one about winter, one ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Exhibit Old Harbor Artist’s Treasured Piece

Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen. Photograph courtesy the UA Museum of the North and the Sitka National Historic Park Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. ... Read More »

Alutiiq Community Seeks City-Owned Property for Memorial Park

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is scoping out a site to bury ancestral remains that returned to the Kodiak Archipelago in February. The internment would be the end of the ancestors’ long journey. Archaeologists in the 1960s removed the remains from a gravesite on Chirikof Island and took them out of state. The majority of the remains ended up at ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

Program to Bring Broadband to Villages

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak villages may soon see a boost in their internet speed. The Alutiiq Museum is involved in a federally funded National Digital Inclusion Alliance program called Digital Inclusion Corps. It’s intended to build broadband infrastructure in rural areas and increase residents’ understanding of computers. Kodiak is now one of five sites involved in the program, which springs from ... Read More »

Descendants Gather to Welcome Chirikof Ancestors Home

Father Innocent Dresdow performs service on the remains in the room where they’re being kept, in a lower level of the Alutiiq Museum. Photo by April Laktonen Counceller / Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT After years of work, ancestral remains from a 19th century settlement on Chirikof Island have returned home. In the 1960s, archaeologists removed the bones from Chirikof, which ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Director of Operations to Leave Island

Marnie Leist. Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s Director of Operations is moving on. Marnie Leist has been in Kodiak for 11 years, and looks back to when she first arrived to the island. She says she got a master’s degree in art history and museum studies, and the only position she applied to following graduation ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes Prepping a Traveling Exhibit

Sarah Owens holds a fish skin bowl by Audrey Armstrong. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A traveling exhibit featuring pieces from Alaskan artists is moving from community to community, and it features some local creations along the way. The exhibit, called Living Alaska, is curated by former Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson and originated at the Anchorage Museum, all thanks ... Read More »

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