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KATIRVIK CULTURAL CENTER

Support Katirvik

KATIRVIK DOWNLOADS

KATIRVIK LINKS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Katirvik Cultural Center
    Richard Foster Building
    100 West 7th Avenue

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    Attn: Katirvik Cultural Center
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762
  • 907.443.4340
  • 907.443.4452
  • kcc@kawerak.org

The Katirvik Cultural Center began as a vision shared among elders in the region to celebrate, educate and share the rich culture and heritage of the Bering Strait. Through the passion and dedication to realize this project from Kawerak Inc and generous support from local, regional and national organizations the Katirvik Cultural Center became a reality in October 2016.

Mission

To preserve, celebrate, share and educate about the unique Indigenous knowledge and cultures of the Bering Strait Region of Alaska. The Center strives to inspire cooperative dialogue and improve cultural awareness in its communities and visitors through programs in the arts, sciences and the humanities.

Goals

  1. Sustain living languages through public, school and community programming
  2. Be a place for community ceremony and celebration
  3. Identify and provide stewardship of cultural resources through collection, curation and display
  4. Be a space for communal sharing and gathering of Alaska Native knowledge

What’s in the Name

The people of the Bering Strait Region were invited to participate in the naming of our new cultural center. After the region wide vote, Katirvik surfaced as the top name choice. Katirvik can be translated to Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik and Central Yupik, meaning “Gathering Place”.  The name Katirvik embodies the intent of the center, to bring together not only people, but cultural events, language sharing opportunities, constructive social justice dialogue and artifacts from traditional lifestyles while celebrating and honoring the region and its people. Appropriately the most unique, important and defining feature of the cultural center is the central circular space, designed to emulate the look and feel of the traditional gathering place, the qasgi/qasrgi.

Location & Hours

Katirvik Cultural Center rents museum space in the City of Nome’s Richard Foster Building – named after Alaska Native leader Richard Foster, who represented the Bering Strait Region in the state legislature for over 20 years. Along with the Katirvik Cultural Center, the Richard Foster Building houses Nome’s Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum and the Kegoayah Kozga Library.

The Richard Foster Building is located at 100 West 7th Avenue Nome AK 99762.

The Katirvik Cultural Center is open Thursdays and Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm. You can also call 443-4340 to arrange a private tour.

About the Center

Cultural Themes

Katrivik Cultural Center hosts displays to represent four themes that embody certain aspects of the region’s culture to the Inupiaq, Central Yupik and St. Lawrence Island peoples.

These themes emerged from a long collaborative effort of the Cultural Planners from around the region. Different items will be on display to represent the themes, and they will rotate on a biannual basis. New themes will be conceived every four years.

THEMES OF 2016-2020

Theme One:  Our relationship with the land and sea is our lifeline.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Igleghneghput, kiyaghtaalleghput, kelliikun, nunakun ayuguq.

Inupiaq:  Inusigut nunami aasinlu tagiumi.

Central Yupik:  Wangkuta yuyaraaput nunaq imarpik ilaklluki. 

Theme Two:  To hunt for game on the sea or land while respecting the spirit of the animal.

 St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Unangniinemta quutmi, kelliini, teghikusat yaayasitkesaghqaan’ghitut, amyuutkesaghqaan’ghitut. 

Inupiaq:  Anuniaqtuat tagiumi suli nunami piaqsraŋni naguatun piŋnaktuat inułiq. 

Central Yupik:  Pisuraqamta pitakarput anaganagai takaqlluki.

Theme Three:  We work together to thrive.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Ataasiiluta qepghaannemta, allgeghutaqukut  uglaghngaan. 

Inupiaq: Igayatigiikłuta sawiłuta inuuruut.

Central Yupik:  Ikaayuqlluta calista yuucim tungiinum. 

Theme Four:  Our journey is to teach our children through the knowledge of our Elders.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Whaten aneghneghput, whangkuta siivanlleghni, apeghtughnaluki, taghnughhaput, eltughaput, agavek kingunemnnun.  

Inupiaq:   Talugilugit utuqunaat ayuqatuutilugit nutaat inuusugut iglailiuqtuq naguatun.

Central Yupik:  Yuullimteni mikelnguput liicarluki timrrtat picigiagaitnak. 

Knowledge Repatriation and Access

The cultural center project will improve access to the heritage resources of the entire region through curation, educational programming, community ceremony, traveling exhibits, visiting artists and visiting researchers.

Become A Part of the Center

We know that when we find a plant, or catch an animal, that it wasn’t just skill, hard work or the tools used to harvest it. We know that it gave its life to us so that we would survive. By fostering a good relationship with the land, by taking care of it, it will always be generous to us. We thrive along the coast, the riverbeds and in the Bering Sea, in part because it is here we find sea mammals and fish. They have always been generous to us. By donating to the Katirvik Cultural Center you can help us thrive. Your gift to the Kawerak Cultural Center will go toward ensuring the people of our region and its visitors have a place to learn, perpetuate and celebrate our unique and diverse culture and languages. We value and honor your support.

Personal Donations

We utilize donations to maintain regular programming and create new programming at the center. All donations are deductible from federal taxes. There are many options for how to donate:

  1.  Use Paypal
  2. Mail a check to PO Box 948 Nome, AK 99762
  3. Pick.Click.Give with your PFD
  4. Contact the Katirvik Cultural Center at (907) 443-4340

Corporate Donations

Starting in 2011, the State of Alaska amended its tax law to allow a credit for donations to Alaska Native cultural or heritage programs that serve K-12th grade public schools. Katirvik Cultural Center qualifies as an eligible cultural heritage nonprofit program, so corporate donors can now receive this state tax credit for contributions to our cultural center and its educational programs. If your corporation is interested in this credit, please specify that the donation is intended for educational program support. Quyaana!

Giving Levels

BowHead Whale $500,000

Beluga Whale $400,000

Walrus $300,000

Bearded seal $ 200,000

Halibut $100,000

King salmon $75,000

Sockeye Salmon $50,000

Coho Salmon $25,000

Chum salmon $15,000

Pink Salmon $10,000

Trout $5,000

Arctic Char $1,000

Tom Cod $500

Herring $100

Support Katirvik

KATIRVIK DOWNLOADS

KATIRVIK LINKS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Katirvik Cultural Center
    Richard Foster Building
    100 West 7th Avenue

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    Attn: Katirvik Cultural Center
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762
  • 907.443.4340
  • 907.443.4452
  • kcc@kawerak.org

The Katirvik Cultural Center began as a vision shared among elders in the region to celebrate, educate and share the rich culture and heritage of the Bering Strait. Through the passion and dedication to realize this project from Kawerak Inc and generous support from local, regional and national organizations the Katirvik Cultural Center became a reality in October 2016.

Mission

To preserve, celebrate, share and educate about the unique Indigenous knowledge and cultures of the Bering Strait Region of Alaska. The Center strives to inspire cooperative dialogue and improve cultural awareness in its communities and visitors through programs in the arts, sciences and the humanities.

Goals

  1. Sustain living languages through public, school and community programming
  2. Be a place for community ceremony and celebration
  3. Identify and provide stewardship of cultural resources through collection, curation and display
  4. Be a space for communal sharing and gathering of Alaska Native knowledge

What’s in the Name

The people of the Bering Strait Region were invited to participate in the naming of our new cultural center. After the region wide vote, Katirvik surfaced as the top name choice. Katirvik can be translated to Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik and Central Yupik, meaning “Gathering Place”.  The name Katirvik embodies the intent of the center, to bring together not only people, but cultural events, language sharing opportunities, constructive social justice dialogue and artifacts from traditional lifestyles while celebrating and honoring the region and its people. Appropriately the most unique, important and defining feature of the cultural center is the central circular space, designed to emulate the look and feel of the traditional gathering place, the qasgi/qasrgi.

Location & Hours

Katirvik Cultural Center rents museum space in the City of Nome’s Richard Foster Building – named after Alaska Native leader Richard Foster, who represented the Bering Strait Region in the state legislature for over 20 years. Along with the Katirvik Cultural Center, the Richard Foster Building houses Nome’s Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum and the Kegoayah Kozga Library.

The Richard Foster Building is located at 100 West 7th Avenue Nome AK 99762.

The Katirvik Cultural Center is open Thursdays and Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm. You can also call 443-4340 to arrange a private tour.

About the Center

Cultural Themes

Katrivik Cultural Center hosts displays to represent four themes that embody certain aspects of the region’s culture to the Inupiaq, Central Yupik and St. Lawrence Island peoples.

These themes emerged from a long collaborative effort of the Cultural Planners from around the region. Different items will be on display to represent the themes, and they will rotate on a biannual basis. New themes will be conceived every four years.

THEMES OF 2016-2020

Theme One:  Our relationship with the land and sea is our lifeline.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Igleghneghput, kiyaghtaalleghput, kelliikun, nunakun ayuguq.

Inupiaq:  Inusigut nunami aasinlu tagiumi.

Central Yupik:  Wangkuta yuyaraaput nunaq imarpik ilaklluki. 

Theme Two:  To hunt for game on the sea or land while respecting the spirit of the animal.

 St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Unangniinemta quutmi, kelliini, teghikusat yaayasitkesaghqaan’ghitut, amyuutkesaghqaan’ghitut. 

Inupiaq:  Anuniaqtuat tagiumi suli nunami piaqsraŋni naguatun piŋnaktuat inułiq. 

Central Yupik:  Pisuraqamta pitakarput anaganagai takaqlluki.

Theme Three:  We work together to thrive.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Ataasiiluta qepghaannemta, allgeghutaqukut  uglaghngaan. 

Inupiaq: Igayatigiikłuta sawiłuta inuuruut.

Central Yupik:  Ikaayuqlluta calista yuucim tungiinum. 

Theme Four:  Our journey is to teach our children through the knowledge of our Elders.

St. Lawrence Island Yupik:  Whaten aneghneghput, whangkuta siivanlleghni, apeghtughnaluki, taghnughhaput, eltughaput, agavek kingunemnnun.  

Inupiaq:   Talugilugit utuqunaat ayuqatuutilugit nutaat inuusugut iglailiuqtuq naguatun.

Central Yupik:  Yuullimteni mikelnguput liicarluki timrrtat picigiagaitnak. 

Knowledge Repatriation and Access

The cultural center project will improve access to the heritage resources of the entire region through curation, educational programming, community ceremony, traveling exhibits, visiting artists and visiting researchers.

Become A Part of the Center

We know that when we find a plant, or catch an animal, that it wasn’t just skill, hard work or the tools used to harvest it. We know that it gave its life to us so that we would survive. By fostering a good relationship with the land, by taking care of it, it will always be generous to us. We thrive along the coast, the riverbeds and in the Bering Sea, in part because it is here we find sea mammals and fish. They have always been generous to us. By donating to the Katirvik Cultural Center you can help us thrive. Your gift to the Kawerak Cultural Center will go toward ensuring the people of our region and its visitors have a place to learn, perpetuate and celebrate our unique and diverse culture and languages. We value and honor your support.

Personal Donations

We utilize donations to maintain regular programming and create new programming at the center. All donations are deductible from federal taxes. There are many options for how to donate:

  1.  Use Paypal
  2. Mail a check to PO Box 948 Nome, AK 99762
  3. Pick.Click.Give with your PFD
  4. Contact the Katirvik Cultural Center at (907) 443-4340

Corporate Donations

Starting in 2011, the State of Alaska amended its tax law to allow a credit for donations to Alaska Native cultural or heritage programs that serve K-12th grade public schools. Katirvik Cultural Center qualifies as an eligible cultural heritage nonprofit program, so corporate donors can now receive this state tax credit for contributions to our cultural center and its educational programs. If your corporation is interested in this credit, please specify that the donation is intended for educational program support. Quyaana!

Giving Levels

BowHead Whale $500,000

Beluga Whale $400,000

Walrus $300,000

Bearded seal $ 200,000

Halibut $100,000

King salmon $75,000

Sockeye Salmon $50,000

Coho Salmon $25,000

Chum salmon $15,000

Pink Salmon $10,000

Trout $5,000

Arctic Char $1,000

Tom Cod $500

Herring $100