Cultural Education

2018 Archaeology Camp attendees meeting with Elders Joe Kunnuk, Sr., Mary Kunnuk, Margaret Ellanna

Bering Strait Youth Archaeology Camp

Each year, the Katirvik partners with the National Park Service and Alaska Geographic in hosting a youth weeklong field school. On average, each year, 10-20 youth attend and learn oral history from Elders, learn about the rich Native cultures of the region, learn about archeological digs, museum collections, and earn three college credits through the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Vincent Pikonganna, John Penetac Sr. and Jack Brown visit over coffee at the annual Katiluta potluck celebration, 2015.

Community Gatherings

The Katirvik hosts several community events each year. This picture was taken during our annual Katiluta, or “let’s gather together” potluck and celebration at the end of Native American Heritage Month.
Arts and crafts night happening at the Katirvik, with special guest Susan Aglugark, Inuit singer from Canada.

Cultural Education and Engagement

The Katirvik hosts several cultural education events with different age groups, both at the Katirvik Cultural Center, during regional conferences, youth camps, and in the region’s schools.