Tag Archives: Alutiiq culture

Alutiiq Museum wants to convert old family photos to digital, will visit villages to document Alutiiq life and culture

  Most of us have them. Dusty old boxes, totes, hard-drives, shoeboxes of photos, many containing people we can’t even identify. Yet, there seems to be an urge to hang on to the past, to that connection to family and old friends, even if we don’t know who they are. KMXT’s Maggie Wall has this report on an effort by …

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Alutiiq Word of the Week Program Turns 20

Kayla Desroches/KMXT This week is the 20th anniversary of a program that helped build Alutiiq language awareness on Kodiak Island. The Alutiiq Museum airs the Alutiiq Word of the Week on KMXT Public Radio in short segments, prints it in the Kodiak Daily Mirror, and posts the podcast to its website. It also archives Alutiiq words, their pronunciations, and their …

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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, …

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