Tag Archives: April Laktonen Counceller

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 »

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 »

Workshop Covers Alutiiq Language and its Written Form

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A workshop today will cover the writing system of the Alutiiq language. Alutiiq Museum executive director, April Laktonen Counceller, says the written version of the language only developed after contact with the Western world. “Although the Alutiiq language didn’t have a writing system per se, it did have a lot of different ways that people communicated visually using ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognized by Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s executive director, April Laktonen Counceller, was in Pheonix, Arizona this week to accept an award on the museum’s behalf. At its annual meeting, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums granted the Alutiiq Museum its 2016 Museum Institutional Excellence Award. ATALM is a non-profit which supports indigenous institutions and offers networking and training programs ... Read More »

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