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Our Top Virtual Programs of 2022

December 28, 2022

The Anchorage Museum recorded over 20 virtual programs in 2022, including conversations about cultural appropriation, Indigenous placenaming, Inupiaq language preservation, Black Rootworkers, and podcasting about life in the North. In case you missed one or more of these interesting programs, we’ve compiled some viewer favorites here.

Considering Cultural Appropriation

When is inspiration actually appropriation? Anchorage podcaster Alice Qaannik Glenn talks with artists, cultural strategists, authors, and a psychology professor about cultural appropriation and what it means to be mindful and intentional with interacting with cultures outside of your own. WATCH

Dena'ina Ełnena and the Indigenous Placenames Movement

The most cherished places in Anchorage had names long before railroad construction camps were erected near Dgheyay Kaq’, also known as Ship Creek. Michael Fredericks, president of SALT, and Aaron Leggett, senior curator of Alaska history and Indigenous Cultures, discuss the history of Dena’ina placenames and current efforts to incorporate them throughout Anchorage. WATCH

Podcast Artist Talk: Cody Liska from Chatter Marks & Crude Conversations

What goes into creating a good podcast? Journalist and podcaster Cody Liska offers tips for budding podcasters and shares his experiences podcasting about Alaska culture through his podcast Crude Conversations and as host of the Anchorage Museum’s podcast on Alaska and the North, Chatter Marks. WATCH

In Context: Iñupiatun Iñuguġlavut Miqłiqtuvut

Parents are reclaiming the Iñupiaq language in the home, thanks to a new language learning guide. MIT linguistics graduate student Annauk Denise Olin talks about Iñupiatun Iñuguġlavut Miqłiqtuvut, a language learning guide she created that couples Iñupiaq child-raising practices with simple language learning methods. WATCH

Healing From the Land: A Conversation with Black Rootworkers

Rootworkers are the traditional healers of the Black South who, along with hunter-gatherers, use herbs and roots to help recipients of their ministrations. Panelists Kim Morrell-Bledsoe, Laila Ford, Lauri King, Antavia Hamilton and Sequoya Hayes, discuss the use of plants and herbs found on Alaska land that can be used to support wellness and spiritual health. WATCH

Find more recorded programs by following the Anchorage Museum on Crowdcast

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