• Language Preservation Videos

     

    Newlin & Booth: The Importance of Documenting Inupiaq Knowledge 

     

    John Stalker: The Story of the Ilaganniq Brothers

     

    John Stalker: Brothers Who Killed the Giant Shrew

     

    John Stalker: First Missionaries

     

    Joe Sun: Marriage, Schooling, Senior Center

     

    Rueben Towkshjea: The Lazy Orphan 

     

    Frieda Goodwin: Ways of Preserving Native Food

     

    Clara Lee: The Value of a Good Woman

     

    String Games: 1976 Elders Conference

     

    Shungnak: A Village Profile (1985)

    A look into the village of Shungnak with interviews with community leaders in 1985

     

    Nora Custer: The Raven & The Seal

     

    Dan Snyder: Snaring Rabbits 

    Dan Snyder of Kotzebue demonstrates how to snare rabbits. 1982 

     

    Clara Lee: The Boy Who Snared Ducks

     

    Clara Lee: Family Starvation

     

    Charle Jones: Building a Qayaq

    Charlie Jones of Kotzebue demonstrates the traditional way a Qayaq was built. 1982.

     

     

    How They Did the Caribou

    Clarence, a Noorvik elder and leader, demonstrates the traditional and efficient way to skin and prepare caribou once harvested.

     

     

    At Summer Camp 1

    Frank Jones explains the cultural importance of sharing and living a subsistence lifestyle with family.

     

     

    Alaska Native Land Claims

    A documentary film produced in 1974 presenting the work done by Willie Hensley and other native leaders to make the Alaska Native Land Claims reality.

     

     

    Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

    Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Future Issues of the NANA Region

    Future Issues of the NANA Region: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools, 1985.

     

     

    Della Keats Obituary

    Della Keats, Renown Native Doctor, provides a warning to all not to smoke, as she is dying from cancer. 1986

     

     

    Historical Agents of Change in the NANA Region

    Historical Agents of Change in the NANA Region: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Inupiaq History, An Overview

    Inupiaq History, An Overview: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Maniilaq, Tradition and Transition

    Maniilaq, Tradition and Transition: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Inupiaq Pre Colonial Times

    Inupiaq Pre Colonial Times: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Technology of Arctic Survival

    Technology of Arctic Survival: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    The Coming of Government Agencies

    The Coming of Government Agencies: one of a series of lectures by Paul Ontooguk to the teachers of Inupiaq Studies in Northwest Arctic Schools in 1985.

     

     

    Alaskan Native Cultures: The Shape of Things to Come, Part 1

    The Future of Alaskan Native Cultures: Host, Nellie Moore. 1987

     

     

    Alaskan Native Cultures: The Shape of Things to Come, Part 2

    To Our Health, the Future of Health Care in Rural Alaska: Host, Nellie Moore. 1987

     

     

    Alaskan Native Cultures: The Shape of Things to Come, Part 3

    Reading Writing and Revenues, The Future of Native Education in Rural Alaska. Host Nellie Moore. 1987

     

     

    Alaskan Native Cultures: The Shape of Things to Come, Part 4

    After the Boom Busts, The Future of the Rural Alaskan Economy. Host Nellie Moore. 1987

     

     

    Shungnak in 1937

    Video of Outside Activities including work for the community and for fun. Movie shot by the School teacher who spent the year teaching in Shungnak in 1937

     

     

    Sheefish Gilnetting

    Sheefish have been a major source of food for the people of Northwest Arctic. This short video explains how a net for catching sheefish is placed under the ice. 1982.

     

     

    Sheefish Drying

    Sheefish have been a major source of food for the people of Northwest Arctic. This short video explains how sheefish are cut up and preserved in the warmer weather. 1982.

     

     

    Serpentine Hotsprings Iyat

    Serpentine Hotsprings are used for relaxing and healing, located in the central part of the Seward Peninsula. Native healers Della Keats and Andrew Skin are featured. 1982

     

     

    Ulu Making

    Thomas Mitchell demonstrates the making of a contemporary Ulu used for cutting of meat and fish, in 1982.

     

     

    Robert Newlin, Chairman of the Board

    The late Robert Newlin served as Chairman of the Board of NANA Corp and is revered as having been a great leader in Northwest Arctic. 1982

     

     

    Putting Away Ugruk Flippers

    This video depicts a traditional method of preserving the flippers (a delicacy) of the Uguruk (bearded seal) with Bob Uhl.

     

     

    Making Birch Bark Baskets

    Those living up the Kobuk River have developed the art of making Birch Bark baskets. The process is demonstrated in this video. 1982

     

     

    Making and Filling a Seal Puuk

    The skin of seals was used to long term preserve and store food items. Carrie Uhl demonstrates how this is done. 1982

     

     

    Making a Beaver Hat

    Elsie Douglas demonstrates the traditional method of making a beaver skin hat. Narrated by Lorena Williams. 1982

     

     

    John Schaeffer Addresses the Elders

    John Schaeffer, then CEO of NANA addresses the elders at the 1981 Elders' Conference in Kotzebue.

     

     

    Making a Harpoon

    Thomas Mitchell demonstrates the making of a contemporary Inupiaq style harpoon for seal hunting, in 1982.

     

     

    Inupiaq Literacy Series with Tatquvin, Ruth Sampson

    Ruth Sampson, Tatquvin, was Director of the Bilingual Program in the School District for many years. Here she provides a series of short programs teaching non-speakers the basics of the Inupiaq language. 

     

     

    Inupiat Eskimo Healing

    Native Contemporary Inupiat Healing as it was practiced over 35 years ago in the Northwest Arctic region, demonstrated by Native Healers in Noorvik.