The Katirvik exhibit gallery contains four unique display islands that were each curated around a major theme. The themes originate in the region’s Indigenous languages, and were developed by the Elders of the region. Below are the themes of each exhibit island.
Waangkuta yuyaraaput nunaq imparpik ilaklluki.
Inusigut nunami aasinlu tagiumi.
Our relationship with the land and sea is our lifeline.
Pisurakamta pitaakarput anaganagai takaqlluki
Anuniaqtuat tagiumi suli nunami piaqsraŋni naguatun piŋnaktuat inułiq.
To hunt for game on the sea or land while respecting the spirit of the animal.
Ikaayuuklluta calista yuucim tungiinum
Igayatigiikłuta sawiłuta inuuruut.
We work together to thrive.
Yuullimtni miklnguuput liicarluki timrrtat picigiagaitnak.
Talugilugit utuqunaat ayuqatuutilugit nutaat inuusugut iglailiuqtuq naguatun.
Our journey is to teach our children through the knowledge of our Elders.
The Katirvik Cultural Center maintains an exhibit gallery displaying collection items that explore the cultures of the Bering Strait Region. All exhibits are developed in partnership with their communities of origin through in-person meetings with Elders and community members. Communities requested that the exhibits be geared toward educating youth of the region, with a focus on strengthening their sense of cultural identity and wellbeing. The exhibit gallery is a wonderful way for visitors to learn about the vibrant cultures of the region, and we hope you come to visit!
Location of Origin:
St. Lawrence Island
St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Bob and Mae Nelson
harpoon counterweight or dart or arrow rack for seals and smaller game; detailed design; ivory is fossilized