Mr. Elwin Estle has posted some wonderful photos of school children in Mekoryuk taken in the late 1950s, they are accessible on Flickr at the following link: http://flickr.com/photos/21671210@N04/
As mentioned above (Director's Message) NPT staff are actively working on listening to and transcribing tapes made from the years 1986-1991 with elders in support of historical place and cemetery site land claims. Initially we are focusing on the words of our most esteemed elder at that time, Nuratar (Andrew Noatak). We intend to translate his words for inclusion into a future publication and to also develop Nuniwarmiut School curriculum based on his knowledge and that of the other elders who have now mostly passed. We hope their wisdom will live on. This work is made possible through grants provided by the Administration of Native Americans and the Bureau of Indian Affairs ANCSA Office. We thank them - Quyana. (October 29, 2007)
Uyuraquralzrig, "Sibling Brothers"
NPT Receives Another Major Language Grant.
Avian Flu Research Continues for Second Year.
Six species identified by FWS are Tundra Swan, Lesser Snow Goose, Black Brant, Pintail, Long-tailed Duck and King Eider, with a goal of collecting 300 samples per village.
Hunters can keep their catch after the village testing manager swabs it for a sample. YKHC states there is no reason to fear hunting or eating migratory birds. The bird flu is not a human flu and it has not been detected on the North American Continent.
Agayunerpakegcikici - you all have a Merry Christmas
Qusngim Kevga, December 7 - 9, 2006 in Mekoryuk.
NPT recently received award notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) for our 3rd and final year Language grant. The monies will allow our staff in conjunction with the Nuniwarmiut School to continue the important work of providing language skills training and developing Cup'ig language reading materials for students. (September 25, 2006)
The Nuniwarmiut Kassiyurtait dancers were invited to the AFN Quyana Night. It will be the groups third performance at AFN. Nuniwarmiut Kassiyurtain perform on Thursday October 26, 2006 at 9:00 pm. The majority of our dancers are now high school and junior high students. (September 25, 2006) PHOTO
We are on the beginning stages of planning for our 2006 Reindeer Festival. Our festival is tentatively scheduled for December 7-9, 2006 . Hope you will be here. (July 20, 2006)
Unusually large quantities of Chum Salmon have been reported by subsistence fishers in many of the streams on Nunivak. (July12, 2006)
Nunivak Island Subsistence Cod, Red Salmon and Grayling Fisheries - Past and Present. Field work including sea and stream sampling and survey of commercial and subsistence fishers mid-June. (Sponsored by NPT and USF&WS)
Nunivak Island Subsistence Cod, Red Salmon and Grayling Fisheries - Past and Present. Field work including sea and stream sampling and survey of commercial and subsistence fishers mid-June. (Sponsored by NPT and USF&WS) (posted June 2006)
Ellikarmiut Summer Science Field Program is in it's third year. Campers will be at Nash Harbor, June 12 - 30th, 2006. (Sponsored by NIMA Corporation, UAF Kuskokwim Campus, USF&WS Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska Outdoor Center)(posted June 2006)
NPT on April 4, 2006 submitted a proposal to the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans to secure funds for the first phase of planning for a multifunction office and cultural center for the village. The project will partner local government, business and non-profit organizations in a plan to consolidate offices under one roof. (posted April 2006)
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