Log Number: MN-245236-OMS-20
Koniag, Inc. will partner with the Alutiiq Museum to enhance and preserve 22 seasons of the Alutiiq Word of the Week programs. Airing weekly on public radio, each broadcast features an elder saying a word and sentence in Alutiiq followed by a short cultural lesson. The project team will engage with elders to complete 52 new lessons. Alutiiq museum staff will record audio, write text, and create graphics to accompany these new lessons, and provide missing graphic and audio components to older lessons produced before the program became fully digital. The museum will assemble a complete program archive that will be linked to the museum's collections database and website to provide broad public access. The project team will train a new program manager to support future lesson delivery.