A Kayak to Carry Us

Mark Blaine is an award-winning writer, investigative reporter, and editor. His focus in the School of Journalism and Communication is on storytelling and new media, and his writing interests have recently focused on the evolution of sports and rules.

Learn how building a traditional Sugpiaq kayak can help maintain and invigorate a language, a culture, and a way of knowing the land and ocean. When Sugpiaq children add their knowledge and energy to the work of elders, scholars, hunters, fishermen, and boat builders in one of the most remote areas of Kodiak Island, the result is a sense of optimism and strength. Traditional knowledge and scientific ways of knowing join forces to create layers of understanding and belonging.

 
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