Community Engagement and Promotion of Traditional Cultural Knowledge

GCI visited Kotzebue on several occasions to design the educational project described in the Memorandum of Agreement. Archaeologist Morgan Blanchard, PhD brought some of the most compelling artifacts to the Native Village of Kotzebue Elder Council, Kotzebue Middle High School, and to a public event at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in January 2016. These events gave elders, students and other members of the community an opportunity to interact with artifacts and provide information on their use and significance to the community.

The artifacts were placed in the collection of the UAF Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK.

The artifacts were placed in the collection of the UAF Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK.