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Documenting and Teaching Alutiiq

Naken-Natmen Project – “Where from-Where to"
This project has resulted in an online Alutiiq Language Archive, that includes a speaker registry with speaker profiles and recorded samples. With support from the National Science Foundation, the Alutiiq Museum continues to lead an effort to evaluate and protect language recordings collected in the past, and to plan for additional recordings needed to preserve the Alutiiq language. As part of this project, we are transfering audio and video recordings, develop a catalog of the museum language recordings, producing finding aids, and working to develop additional language recordings. This three-year project will serve as the backbone for the next phase of Alutiiq language revitalization.


Photo: Michael Bach records Alutiiq Elder Nick Alokli, 2015

The Qik'rtarmiut Alutiit Program – "Alutiiq People of the Island"

This language program documents and revitalizes the Kodiak Alutiiq Language.  Working together fluent Alutiiq speakers, Alutiiq language learners, and linguists study Alutiiq, make recordings, create learning materials for all ages, and teach the language to a new generation of speakers. To get involved with this project and attend Qik' Committee meetings contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Qbooks Bringing Alutiiq Language to Children

QbookSummerThe Alutiiq Museum and Native Village of Afognak have released app versions of the Alutiiq language children’s books. With financial support from the Afognak Native Corporation, the Administration for Native Americans, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum and Native Village of Afognak are partnering to develop the apps with the goal of providing fun, accessible books to Alutiiq language learners and speakers anywhere in the world. 

Readers can also make their own recording of the book and color each page, if desired. The apps are compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices using iOS 8.0 or higher and are available in the iTunes store.


Many Kodiak organizations are working to preserve and share the Alutiiq Language. The Alutiiq Museum works closely with the Native Village of AfognakKodiak College, and the Kodiak Island Borough School District to develop language learning resources, document Alutiiq speech, and teach the language to the next generation.