“The film spends time with families whose works are present and of today, yet they’d make their ancestors proud, and their stories speak to the future.” Kaagwáask’
2:30-3:00 • Odess Auditorium • Kelsey Lutz
Held-In-Trust Collections at Sitka National Historical Park
Q & A on how the NPS can assist with caring for at.óow and other objects of cultural patrimony.
The park museum curator and other staff will provide an overview of the park loan process; how loan documentation is used and modified, preservation practices, access to personal objects. Dialogue about “held-in-trust” collections and what preservation needs of the Tlingit community might currently be overlooked.
2:30-3:00 • Yaw Arts 105 • Kaasáank’ Andrew C. Williams
Digitizing the Box of Knowledge – Developing a Sustainable Fire of Digital Data
The knowledge of our elder speakers has transformed from the spoken word to printed material and from printed material to various digital formats. The internet and other digital technology has given us the tools to increase the usefulness of this information. This presentation provides an example of how refining language data structures can enable centralized access to language information.
6-b • 1:30-2:30 • Yaw Arts 105 • Shirley Kendall
History and the making of the button blanket
Views and photos of early button blankets. My own sudden discovery of why we make the blanket the way we do. Instructions from my mother. Materials colors, and measurements. What anthropologists say.
6-a • 1:30-2:30 • Odess Auditorium • Steve Brown
Canoe Making, A Journey: Sitka 2016
An oral and visual description of carving a 28-foot Northern Ceremonial canoe in Sitka, with four apprentices — Jerrod and Nick Galanin, Tommy Joseph, and TJ Young. Visuals will include historical photos and pictures of the work in various stages of progress. The carving of the canoe strengthened the spirit of each participant by putting us in contact with the healing power of the old ways.
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