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Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial park opening highlights struggle to repatriate ancestral remains

The Kodiak Alutiiq /Sugpiaq Repatriation Commission has been working for years to recover artifacts and human remains of the community’s ancestors. As part of that effort, a new park in downtown Kodiak is dedicated to ancestors uprooted from their homeland. More than a thousand metal salmon cutouts, each representing a repatriated Alutiiq ancestor, cover the inside of the archway at …

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Dozens turn out to celebrate groundbreaking of Kodiak Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial Park

Daysha Eaton/KMXT Dozens of people turned out Friday to celebrate a groundbreaking for a new downtown park in Kodiak commemorating the ancestors of Alutiiq people whose remains were removed from the archipelago and are finally being returned. The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers ushered in the Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial Park in downtown Kodiak, performing a set of songs and dances to welcome the …

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Alutiiq Ancestors’ Memorial Park groundbreaking Friday in Kodiak

Daysha Eaton/ KMXT Kodiak is getting a new park dedicated to the ancestors of Alutiiq people whose remains were removed from the Kodiak Archipelago and are finally being returned. April Laktonen Counceller is Executive Director of the Alutiiq Museum and Archeological Repository in Kodiak. She says a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Alutiiq Ancestors’ Memorial Park will take place today at …

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