Clubs and Classes
Alutiiq Language Club
Wednesdays, Noon - 1:00 pm at the Sun'aq Tribal Offices
Nuta’at Niugnelistat - New Words Makers
How do you say computer or email in Alutiiq? A few years ago, this question would have been difficult to answer, because there were no Alutiiq words for these items. This situation is changing with the help of a dedicated council of Elders. Nick Alokli, Florence Pestrikoff, Mary Haakanson, Paul Kahutak, Irene Coyle, Fred Coyle, Dennis Knagin, Sophie Katelnikoff Shepherd, Phyllis Peterson, Kathryn Chichenoff, Marty Peterson, and Martha Rozelle have been meeting monthly to help the Alutiiq langauge grow with the times. The council develops words in Alutiiq and deliberates over old words, to rejuvenate terms that are no longer commonly used. Supported by the National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages program.
A New Words Council meeting.
Kodiak College Classes
The Alutiiq Studies progam at Kodiak College offers classes in Alutiiq language and culture, as well as an Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Alutiiq Language or Minor in Alaska Native Studies.
Qik'rtarmiut Alutiit Regional Language Advisory Committee