In Context: Sugpiaq Weaving & Immersion Programs
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 3/11/2021.
10 a.m. to Noon. Thursday, March 11Online
Explore the history, art, science and culture of Alaska and the North with our “In Context” series. This month’s workshop features Alutiiq weaver June Pardue, who shares methods and materials used for Sugpiaq weaving, and Katie Hall, a student pursuing a master’s degree in public administration, who discusses the social impact of Alaska Native immersion programs.
Free. Registration required.
June (Simeonoff) Pardue is an Alutiiq and Iñupiaq artist who resides in remote Sutton, Alaska. Originally from Old Harbor Village on Kodiak Island, Pardue is recognized as an Alutiiq grass weaver, fish skin tanner, fish leather and sea mammal skin sewer, jeweler and beader. During Pardue’s 50-year career her works, including beaded headdresses, grass baskets, grass socks, jewelry, and Alutiiq garments, have been collected by local and national museums.
Katie Hall is student pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her featured research explores and advocates for an increase in language immersion programs throughout the state.