Tag Archives: Alutiiq

Alutiiq ancestral objects return home after nearly 150 years

  Amanda Lancaster, an employee of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak, displays a beaded dance belt and cuffs, part of the Pinart Collection, on loan from the Museum Bologne-Sur-Mer on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Ancestral artifacts collected in the Kodiak Archipelago nearly 150 years ago have arrived back home. They are …

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A new discovery at the Baranov Museum shows Russian efforts to preserve the Alutiiq language

Alutiiq Primer recently discovered in the Baranov Museum achieve. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Treasure can come in all shapes and sizes. For some, only gold or diamonds will do. While others prefer objects that shed light on the past. And recently, the staff at the Baranov Museum struck it big in that department. KMXT reports how a few old …

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A documentary focusing on the revitalization of the Alutiiq language premieres in Kodiak

Karen Weinberg with Eli Kniaziowski at the premiere of Keep Talking. (Photo courtesy of Nara Garber) Mitch Borden/KMXT The documentary Keep Talking recently premiered in Kodiak. It focuses on efforts to keep the Alutiiq language alive in the region. KMXT spoke with the film’s director and some audience members about the movie’s message. It took years and hundreds of hours …

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Low Tide Reveals Alutiiq Fishing Method

Rocks alignments representing the remains of an intertidal fish trap, Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photograph courtesy the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local archaeologist says there may be the remains of a historic Alutiiq fish trap on the north end of Kodiak Island. He says those types of man-made formations are rare to discover in the region. The Alutiiq Museum is …

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Alutiiq Text Hints at Historic Literacy


St. Herman Seminary archivist Daria Safronova and school dean, Father John Dunlop, display some of the recently rediscovered Alutiiq language artifacts found in the school archives. There’s a close up of the book after the jump. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Yesterday, KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs told you about the recent rediscovery of a book, handwritten in Alutiiq and containing numerous …

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