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The Alutiiq Museum's Language Archives

Recordings of the Alutiiq language have been collected for many years, and are now being made available online. Click on the link above to being explore langauge recordings in the Museum's archives.

 

The Lord's Prayer in Alutiiq

Many time, the Lord's prayers is said at the beginning of group gatherings. Print out this version and practice reading, or bring it along to the next event you attend and follow along! 

 

Kodiak Alutiiq Language Preschool Curriculum

140 lessons for preschool aged language learners.

 

Naaqisuutet - Books (for Activities)

Once a learner has heard and practiced new vocabulary, learning to read and do an activity in Alutiiq is a good way to reinforce their language learning. Click on theNaaqisuutet - Books link above to see how to begin expanding your Alutiiq library. 

 

Posters

 
Posters have been created to visually cue learners into speaking Alutiiq. They may be printed out and posted around the house, office, or classroom to bring Alutiiq language into your daily routines. Some of the posters that have been developed help learners perform basic conversation in Alutiiq, identify foods, colors, emotions, or items visible all around us on a daily basis. Click on "Posters" to access these printable PDF files and begin using these posters to help expand your Alutiiq vocabulary and conversational abilities. Click above to discover posters that spark your interest! 

 

 

Wamqutat - Games 

Games are fun way to expand language use! By playing 'Kinam Pi'ki?", "Pingua", or "Naama Kluucaten-qaa?" you can learn new words, and play with the words and language you already have. Click on the Wamqutat - Games link above to see how to get started! 

 

Labels & Flashcards

Using labels and flashcards may help some learners acquire language more quickly. Labels may help a learner integrate Alutiiq words into their daily surroundsings. Flashcards may be helpful for reviewing groups of related words, for example. Click on the link above to access different labels and flashcards. 

 

Links to Outside Resources

Other individuals and organizations support language revitalization efforts online. Click on the link above to see a list of websites related to Alutiiq language and culture. 

 

Stories

Accessing traditional stories in the Alutiiq language can be difficult. Thanks to archives, a few traditional stories can be accessed here. Click on the link above to access recordings and transcripts of traditional stories. 

 

 

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.