“Native Village of Afognak along with the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository have partnered with KIWA to create a library of digital storybooks that read to you, spell for you, and allow you to be immersed in an Alutiiq storytelling experience.”

Naama Amitatuk

Through this narrative Naama Amitatuk displays how to describe where an object is in Kodiak Alutiiq.

The app was produced by the Native Village of Afognak through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans.

The people of Native Village of Afognak are the descendants of the original Alutiiq inhabitants of the village of Ag’waneq, which was located on the island of Afognak, three miles off the shore of Kodiak Island in Alaska. The Alutiiq people have inhabited the Kodiak Archipelago for more than 7,500 years.

The app demonstrates  how interactive digital story telling can be used as an educational tool for language revival.

 

Features
  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Record your narration
  • Colour in the illustrations
  • Character animation