April 11, 2013
Funding was added to an already outstanding project in 2012 to create 12 video podcasts that accompany the Sugpiaq Collections of the Kunstkamera. This collection of vodcasts is titled "Telling Our Stories" and they are produced in Russian and English. In these vodcasts Sugpiaq leaders, artists and anthropologists speak out to multiple audiences about their heritage by revealing Alutiiq weaving traditions like how to collect and cure weaving grass or teaching and learning the art of grass basket weaving. Now these videos are accessible to hearing impaired individuals thanks to the hard work of our Youth Conservation Corps intern Kathryn Krupski who captioned them this summer.