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Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

An international group of cold water swimmers traveled to Unalaska last week in commemoration of the 220th birthday of Father Ivan Veniaminov.

The Russian and Chinese athletes are swimming relays that stretch across the area Veniaminov served as a Russian Orthodox missionary in the early nineteenth century.

Later canonized as Saint Innocent, Veniaminov is recognized for having a good relationship with the Unangan people during his time in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. He learned several dialects of Unangam Tunuu and created an alphabet for the native language.

Campers Embrace Culture At Unalaska's Camp Adgaayux

Aug 16, 2017
Berett Wilber/KUCB

Campers huddle in the hallway of the Burma Road Chapel dressed as sea otter hunters. The kids adjust their bentwood visors as community members file into rows of folding chairs. 

“Am I missing any whiskers?” one girl asks.

“One of them broke,” says the boy next to her.

With costumes complete, they're ready to perform an Unangan folk tale they’ve practiced all week at Camp Adgaayux, about a greedy otter hunter who betrays the octopus that helps him.The “whiskers” on their paper visors aren't genuine sea lion, but imitation — beach grass, strung with beads.

Brian Conwell

                       

You might notice something a little different at Eagle’s View Elementary next year. The time finally came to replace the carpet, despite staff and maintenance crew’s taking great care of it. The first step in its replacement, approval by the school board, took place last year. This summer while school was out, the carpet was replaced.

Brian Conwell

PCR’s annual Summer Soccer Camp finished up last Friday with a game against the community. The Summer Soccer Camp was open to any kids in grades 6th through 12th. Practice every day went from 1 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Participants met at Tutiakoff Park to play on a real grass field with full sized goals. The head coach was Carlos Tayag.

Underwater Forest Exhibit Opens At Museum

Jul 18, 2017
Berett Wilber/KUCB

While the Aleutian Islands may not have trees, a new exhibit at the Museum of the Aleutians shows there’s still a forest.

 

It’s under the ocean. And instead of conifers, it’s made of kelp.

 

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