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Guangkuta litnaurlita Alutiit'stun!  Let's all study Alutiiq!

Explore the links below for articles on the Alutiiq alphabet and basic Alutiiq grammar.  Learn about the history of the language, review letters and sounds, discover vocabulary, and build simple sentences.  Click on any title below to start.  These lessons were written by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alutiiq Elders Nick Alokli, Florence Pestrikoff, and Sophie Shepherd provided the language recordings.

An Introduction to the Alutiiq Language

Weekly lessons on all things Alutiiq! Each entry pairs a word and sentence in the Alutiiq language with a short article and an image. Explore Alutiiq vocabulary and a wealth of cultural information. We post a new lesson every Sunday. Lessons can be heard on KMXT Public Radio and read in the Kodiak Daily Mirror.  Hosted by Marya Halvorsen with production assistance from Michael Bach.

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There are many ways to connect with Kodiak Alutiiq culture.  In addition to visiting the Alutiiq Museum, you can study the Alutiiq langague at Kodiak College, enjoy performances by the Kodiak Alutiiq dancers, or tour archaeological sites while bear viewing on Karluk Lake at the Kodiak Brown Bear CenterUtaqalirciqamken - We will wait for you.

Browse a selection of our past exhibits by clicking on a title in the list below.  We adapted these show from our gallery displays for on line viewing.

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Inartalicirpet / Our Weaving Ways on display at the Alutiiq Museum

The Alutiiq Museum's staff leads research on many aspects of Alutiiq heritage. We study Alutiiq collections in museum's around the world, lead archaeological field work, conduct oral history interviews, and document the Alutiiq language. There are many opportunities to be involved in museum research.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Welcome to the Alutiiq Museum's on line artist gallery, featuring artists whose work is inspired by Alutiiq heritage and the museum's collections. Artists are listed alphabetically by last name.  Please click on an artist's name to visit their individual page and learn more about their work. The Alutiiq Museum store sells works by many of these artists.  For information on our inventory, or if you are an artist who would like a page for your work, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 844-425-8844.

Artist bios

Detail of Alutiiq emboridery on an 19th century garment in the collection of the National Museum of Finland.

The Alutiiq Museum regulary shares information on its activities with the press.  Click on a link below to read or download a recent press releases. If you would like to receive our press releases by email, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our distribution list.

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Members of the Alutiiq Club record Public Service Announcements at KMXT Public Radio, 100.1 FM, with Michael Bach and Candace Branson.