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Yupiit Piciryarait Museum

Yupiit Piciryarait Museum

Program Purpose:

Yupiit Piciryarait (the Yup’ik Peoples’ way of living) Museum is dedicated to sustaining the Yup’ik culture, history, language and arts through the transmission of knowledge from this generation of Elders into the future.

We use Elders as teachers and to mentor others in order to preserve, restore and revitalize our inherent and traditional culture, language, history, customs, rituals and lifeways through education, documentation, research and study, and cultural events and activities conducted by the museum.

Program Description:

The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum exhibits Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Dene handmade objects from the AVCP region. The permanent collections are composed of clothing, toys, hunting and gathering tools as wells as transportation implements and means. The ancient artifacts and contemporary collections are based on traditional designs and methods. The Museum provides education through research and community-based programs. The artifacts and contemporary objects are made available for interpretation by the public, to accurately reflect the Cup’ik and Yup’ik ancient and contemporary lifeways.

The Museum provides proper curation and storage of collections of cultural objects, books, audiotapes and photographs indigenous to the region. The Museum plans and develops community-based forums, workshops and seminars in cooperation with other organizations and individuals from the AVCP region.

Eligibility Requirements:

Grant funded classes are open to the public

Contact Information:

Museum Office 907-543-8560