Alutiiq Language Speakers

Alutiiq Language Speakers

Summary: 
This collection is a compilation of speakers who have shared biographical information and images.
Description: 

The collection of speakers compiled here is not comprehensive, but instead highlights individuals who have been instrumental in language revitalization and the formation of the language archives.

Digital Heritage Items: 
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Kathryn Chichenoff was born in Karluk in 1937, and is renowned for her knowledge of the Northern Kodiak style of Alutiiq.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
April Gale Laktonen Counceller, also known as Isiik ("Owl"), is currently the Executive Director at the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Also known as Agisaq ("Lookout") or Englartaq ("Laugher"), Alisha has studied Alutiiq for over 10 years and has attained advanced fluency.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
A lifelong member of the Kodiak community, Susan Malutin is from Alutiiq families with roots in Afognak and Ukamok (Chirikof Island) villages.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Florence Matfay Christiansen Pestrikoff was born in Akhiok in 1937. Although she says she became involved in the Alutiiq language revitalization movement “accidentally,” she has remained involved for nearly 15 years.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Sophie Katelnikoff Shepherd was born in Karluk in 1927. Her apprentices call her Taquka’aq ("Bear").
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Clyda Christiansen lived in Larsen Bay and Karluk. Clyda shared stories and oral histories, which are contained in the Alutiiq Museum collections.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Nick Alokli was born in 1936 at the Alitak Cannery near Akhiok, and grew up in Akhiok and at Egkuq in the Olga Bay Narrows.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Julia was born in Afognak, Alaska in 1929. Her parents were Afonie and Christina Knagin Lukin.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Candace Branson is an advanced Alutiiq speaker and teacher. Her Alutiiq name is Cutmen ("Moving Forward").