| NUNIVAK ISLAND
on Nunivak Island
a unique chance to work, learn and visit on remote and wild Nunivak Island,
the traditional crossroads of the Bering Sea.
The camp will be a
self-contained scientific, cultural and educational community situated
out in the remote tundra of Nunivak's NW coast.
If you have an interest
in Native Culture or have wondered about visiting an Alaskan village,
this is a great place to start.
can find all the excitement, training and adventure they want on Nunivak
waters too. This is a premier paddling area, challenging and beautiful,
rich in interest and history.
There may still be open space in the calendar later in the
summer. If you are looking for fresh horizons and a challenging, remote
location you should get in touch with Martin Leonard
at Alaskan Outdoor. The NICEA camp solves all sorts of logistical nightmares
that unaffiliated paddlers would need to overcome before they can experience
Nunivak's special charm and allure.
& Culture Camp
/ Skin Boat Stuff
Here's Frank Andrew
and the Angyaq we built in Kwigillingok
Kayak Way Home
Biology, Skin Boat Building, Paddling Adventures, Native Science,
Wilderness Treks, Cultural Activities and Investigations...
Check out the
links for details.
We will be building a replica Nuniwar Angyaq
(Nunivak style umiak) at the Nash Harbor Camp this summer, working
with elders and local craftsmen in a revival effort.
and casual visitors alike are welcome.
The Angyaq will
be used for field trips and class-work after launching. Part of
our mission/ field work will be to re-learn and investigate the
knowledge systems used in traditional skin boat and kayak travel.
This will probably
be the first Nunivak Angyaq to be built or used in these waters
in about 60 to 70 years.
We also plan to build 2-3 Nuniwar qayat
(The Cup'ig plural for kayaks).
Any boats we
build, we will be launched on the Bering Sea.