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Alutiiq Language K-5 Elementary

Curriculum Resources

All published Alutiiq language materials on this webpage are for educational usage. You will find audio links for lesson vocabulary in both the Northern and Southern Kodiak Alutiiq styles to support the diverse ways of speaking Alutiiq across the region. We hope educators will take advantage of this opportunity to share insights and recommendations so we can continue to improve these resources.

 

 

Project Summary

In 2008, NVA received a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to publish a Kodiak Alutiiq Language Curriculum for students in preschool through 5th grade, translating materials originally developed by neighboring Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq into Koniag Alutiiq. Through this one-year Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Planning Grant, NVA implemented our Kodiak Alutiiq Curriculum Project in partnership with Chugachmiut, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Borough School District, Native Educators of the Alutiiq Region, KMXT Radio Station, with support from other Kodiak Native organizations.

Through this project, we developed an early childhood Alutiiq language curriculum that reflects the Kodiak Alutiiq community values and traditions and provides a framework for sharing our values and traditions within schools and tribal education programs in the Kodiak Archipelago. The central goal to these efforts is to increase access to Alutiiq language through curriculum and instructional resources. 

 

 

 

www.alutiiqlanguage.org is coordinated by Native Village of Afognak with support from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Administration for Native Americans, Native Village of Port Lions, Afognak Native Corporation, Koniag, and the Alutiiq Museum.