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Interactive Storybooks

Native Village of Afognak along with the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository have partnered with KIWA Media to create storybooks that read to you, spell for you, and allow you to be immersed in an Alutiiq storyetelling experience

Free to download on both iOS and Android devices, all you need to do is search "Alutiiq" or "Native Village of Afoganak" wherever you get your apps to find the titles

Each of the titles is also available as a PDF below. With the PDF versions, you can print them out in black and white and use them as coloring books, or read them to a loved one. Practice with the application to master pronunciation, and then share the story with your own voice.

Una Taquka'angcuk Ag'llria Kuigmen is a short story that teaches counting. Click here to download the PDF.
Naken Taitaartat Alagnat? is a story about a grandmother and grandchild exploring the lifecycle of a berry. Click here to download the PDF.
Kaugya'angcum Qawangurtuwa is a short story about a fox who dreams of going to school. Click here to download the PDF.
Ikuwitti is an adaptation of a traditional story told by John "J.P." Pestrikoff by students from Port Lions. Click here to download the PDF.
Angayumeng-llu Aiwiyukuk is a story about friends who go on a kayak adventure on a beautiful day. Click here to download the PDF.
Qateryuk is an adaptation of a traditional story recorded by Frank Golder in the 1800s. Click here to download the PDF.
Cestun Lla Et'a? is a story that follows and grandmother and granddaughter as they investigate the weather together. Click here to download the PDF.
Uksumuuq shares the signs that we observe when winter is upon us Click here to download the PDF.
Yaaki is the story about a young girl and her dog. Click here to download the PDF.
Naama Amitatuk shares the story of the clever weasel who finds itself in many different situations. Click here to download the PDF.
Kiagumuuq is a story about the signs of summer. From the changes on the land and ocean, to the changes that we experience in our community. Download the story for a fun summer read! Click here to download the PDF.

 

Chugach Alutiiq Partnership Books

To support language activities and lessons within the Kodiak Alutiiq K-5 curriculum workbook we translated eight small storybooks, originally developed by Chugachmiut in 1999. Two new books were developed on months and numbers.

These books are available in print as a set with an accompanying audio CD and below as PDF and full read-along audio recordings in the Northern Kodiak Alutiiq style as read by Afognak/Karluk Elder Kathryn Chichenoff. The music within our introduction and the turn-page drum beats come from Tanya Lukin-Linklater's song. Alutiiq translations are provided by Nick Alokli, Florence Pestrikoff, Sophie Shepherd and April Laktonen Counceller.

Introduction

Aiwirsuutet: Things That We Go On.

Book PDF Audio Recording

Naama Aritegka: Where Are My Mittens?

Book PDF Audio Recording

Qaingq'rtua: I Have a Body

Book PDF Audio Recording

Engluani: In Her House

Book PDF Audio Recording

Asisqanek Neq'rkangq'rtukut: We Have Good Food

Book PDF Audio Recording

Uuqutiit Elwiat: The Bee Hive

Book PDF Audio Recording

Guangnek Atkukutaartua: I Can Dress Myself

Book PDF Audio Recording

Pingakaqa Alagnarsurnek: I Love to Pick Berries

Book PDF Audio Recording

Cisllaat. Naliyat Iraluq Nutaan?: Calendar. Which Month Is It Now?

Book PDF Audio Recording

NuumiRat Naqlluki: Counting Numbers

Book PDF Audio Recording
 

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.