Indie Alaska

How kayaks (qayaqs) are rejuvenating Alaskan Sugpiaq culture

Season 11 Episode 7 | 5m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

Jonathon Sawden normally works in HR but sees the importance to tell the world that his people, the Sugpiaq (Sookh-pee-ahk), and other Native peoples are still here. Here, Jonathon and another young apprentice artist are working with a Master Kayak Builder to learn the techniques to build traditional boats and be the next generation to keep the craft and culture alive.

Aired: 07/27/22

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning