(We Speak Lake Iliamna Yup’ik)
by Apapigainaq (AlexAnna Salmon, Project Director)
(Thank you for arriving to Igiugig). You may notice new signage around our village – we have finally concluded our Yup’ik Place Name Project with funding from the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Cultural Heritage Grant. Over the past year we worked with our elders to identify a list of community buildings and places of significance, and renamed them to reflect our rich Yup’ik language. In September, we will have a Place Name learning celebration to get more familiar with the signage. Quyana cakneq to BBNCEF for making the project possible, and especially to Jiles & Halay Turning Heart for going the extra mile to make sure we didn’t just have words on display, but an informative graphic to help decipher meaning. Quyanaqvaa!
Match these signs up with their location! Bring your completed copy to our language office for a small treat!