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The Alutiiq hunters who pursued whales carried special knowledge and spiritual power. Sven Haakanson and Patrick Saltonstall discuss the art of Alutiiq whaling and archaeological evidence of this activity.
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An International Protected Area means more connections, not more regulations
The governments of the United States and Russia have been making steps toward the designation of an International Protected Area spanning the Bering Strait and symbolically linking parks in Alaska and Chukotka, Russia. One theme influences and inspires all stages of the process: stronger connections throughout Beringia. 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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2015 Call for Proposals Expected Soon
April 26, 2014
The Shared Beringian Heritage Program's 2015 Request for Proposals is expected to be announced in mid April. »
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. »