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Talk of the Rock: The Angyaaq

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with former Alutiiq Museum Executive Director Sven Haakanson to speak about building the historic open boat, the angyaaq. Haakanson made some finishing touches on a full-sized vessel with members of the Akhiok community this summer. He’s also researched and built one in Seattle, where he serves as Curator …

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Community of Akhiok Collaborates on Historic Boat Construction

Kayla Desroches/KMXT How does a crafter construct a vessel without any blueprints? How about a boat that hasn’t been built consistently since the mid-19th century? That’s one challenge a group of curious, crafty people faced in the village of Akhiok this summer. Former executive director of the Alutiiq Museum and current Burke Museum Curator of Native American Anthropology, Sven Haakanson, …

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