“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.”

April Counceller, Alutiiq Museum Executive Director

Cuqllirpaaq Iqalluk Kiagmi

Cuqllirpaaq Iqalluk Kiagmi is an original book written and read by the Kodiak High School Alutiiq Language students with Kodiak Island Alutiiq Elders.

Aqllirpaaq Igalluk Kiagmi translates to “The First Fish of Summer” in Alutiiq.

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.

Produced by Native Village of Afognak through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans.

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


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