A Kayak to Carry Us

A Kayak to Carry Us

Learn how building a traditional Sugpiaq kayak can help maintain and invigorate a language, a culture, and a way of knowing the land and ocean. When Sugpiaq children add their knowledge and energy to the work of elders, scholars, hunters, fishermen, and boat builders in one of the most remote areas of Kodiak Island, the result is a sense of optimism and strength. Traditional knowledge and scientific ways of knowing join forces to create layers of understanding and belonging.

This digital media project will build a series of films, slideshows, and other assets. This work will come from the creative team, which includes young people in the Native Village of Akhiok, and will go back to the people of Akhiok, and will be used to build a Massive Open Online Course



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