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For thousands of years, Alutiiq people lived in sod houses and hunted sea mammals, relying on special technologies, ancestral knowledge, and spiritual assistance to care for their families. The Cape Alitak petroglyphs are one of the only written records of their way of life. Pecked into Kodiak's granite bedrock, images of people and animals preserve customs from the Alutiiq past.
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Featured Story Spotlight Archives »Wales Inupiaq Sea Ice Dictionary
Winton Weyapuk, Jr. was eleven years old when he started hunting with his father’s crew in his home village of Wales, Alaska. When he began hunting all communication was in Inupiaq, more specifically it was in Kinikmiut, the Wales dialect of the Inupiaq language. But in Winton’s grade school classroom, the Inupiaq language was forbidden and English was spoken in school. MORE...
The Shared Beringian Heritage Program recognizes and celebrates the natural resources and cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States on both sides of the Bering Strait. The program works to improve local, national, and international understanding of these resources and sustain the cultural vitality of Native peoples in the region. If you want to learn more about the program click here.
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Beringia Days 2013 in Anadyr, Chukotka
September 23, 2013
This year Beringia Days will be held in Anadyr', Chukotka, Russia on September 27-28.»
September 17, 2013
Funding was added to an already outstanding project in 2012 to create 12 video podcasts that accompany the Sugpiaq Collections of the Kunstkamera. »
Beringia Funding Announcement
August 21, 2013
Due to budget cuts and the funding of continuing projects, the Shared Beringian Heritage Program will not be issuing a "Call for Proposals" this summer as previously announced.»