2011 Funded Projects
The National Park Service funds projects in partnership with community organizations and academic institutions. The topics are of scientific and local importance in the Beringia Region of Western Alaska and Eastern Chukotka. Projects are from one to three year' duration and include Russian collaboration through comparative studies, exchange and training of participants, or translation of final reports.
We are still populating project descriptions starting with the most recent projects and working back.
Ethnographic Documentation of the Kotzebue Trade Fair
Partner: Kikitagruk Inupiat Corporation – Change to "KIC"
Contact: Nicole Stoops
- Indigenous communities in Chukotka
Location: Kotzebue, Alaska
Duration: 1 year
Funding: $10,000 in 2011
The village of Kotzebue, located in Northwest Alaska, hosts an annual trade fair which showcases economic activities and pursuits pertaining to indigenous peoples and the economic development of rural Alaska. The fair was held July 1 and 2, 2011 in Kotzebue. The fair was documented and materials will be translated in to Russian. The documentation and transfer of the Alaskan's experience during the trade fair is relevant and useful, and the economic experiences of the Alaska natives could provide lessons for their Russian counterparts. Once received, this report will be sent out to interested parties in Alaskan and in Chukotka.