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The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers is a youth-led traditional dance group that is the result of a partnership between the Native Village of Afognak, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak, Sun’ami Inc, Woody Island Tribal Council (Tangirnaq Native Village) and most recently the Alutiiq Museum.

It is our goal to ensure our youth have the opportunity to continue to learn our traditional songs and dances and have a healthy, family friendly activity to participate in. The Alutiiq Dancers operates from funding received through grants by one or more of the partnering agencies, this funding doesn’t include money to travel to performances. The Alutiiq Dancers are currently fundraising to attend Celebration in Juneau this June. This event brings Native dance groups from around the State together to celebrate our rich cultures and gives our youth the opportunity to learn from others.

Please help us in raising travel funds for this event by attending our fundraiser breakfast on Sunday Feb. 9th at the Elks Lodge in Kodiak City. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time to avoid waiting in line or purchased at the door. Breakfast will be buffet style and served from 9-1:30; tickets are $15; kids 10 and under are $5 and kids 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through any of the partnering agencies. A silent auction will also be taking place throughout the event. We hope to see you all there.

Buy your tickets at the Sun’aq Tribal Center. Ask for Hanna.

Or, send donations in support of the Dancers directly to the Dancers, c/o Virginia Abston financedirector at sunaq dot org

Archiving and historical preservation of the Dancers is sponsored in part by grants from Insitute of Museum & Library Services