Deg Hit’an Place Names Workshop

The Anvik Tribal Council, in partnership with the UAF Community Research Partnerships for Sustainable Traditional Harvest Practices and the Alaska Native Place Names Project, will host a place names workshop in Anvik, February 27–March 2, 2018.  The workshop will begin efforts to bring together traditional Deg Hit’an place names using online mapping and media tools that allow for the integration of stories. We hope that this tool will help us better understand the history of Anvik’s traditional territories and prepare current and future Deg Hit’an generations for climate, social, economic, and regulatory changes affecting their traditional territories. As stated in the Anivk tribal council research proposal:

Sinoght xltdoyh gits’ anxitadot
Tell me a story, the weather is going to change

Workshop topics include:

  • overview of place names atlas and functionality
  • discussion of strategies for recording and collecting place name information
  • development of informed consent and information sharing protocols


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