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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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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 …

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