A QAYAQ TO CARRY US explores the issues of merging traditional knowledge, and modern science to help highlight the human ingenuity that is embodied within traditional practices — and place that knowledge in a dynamic, living context with the young people of Kodiak Island. Through the lens of Dr. Sven Haakanson and community members from Akhiok at Akhiok’s Kids Camp, an annual gathering, the project focuses on their work near one of Alaska’s largest groupings of petroglyphs on the southern tip of Kodiak Island, building a kayak from wood gathered off the beaches of Cape Alitak.
3 episodes/various lengths
Release: March 19, 2022
Expiration: March 18, 2025
NOLA: QYAQ 000100 H1
Rights: Unlimited releases over three (3) years beginning 3/19/22; Multicast: Unlimited Use/3 Years. Including 1 Year School Rerecord, Noncommercial Cable rights.
Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.