Alaskan artists come together to write, compose, and conduct an original opera based on the deadliest maritime disaster in Alaska history: the October 1918 shipwreck and sinking of the Princess Sophia that killed over 340 people near Juneau.
The NN Cannery in Naknek was in operation almost continuously from 1895 until 2015. In early October, 19 students at Bristol Bay High School took part in a digital workshop to document stories of the people who worked there.
Quinhagak took a big step to redraft its cultural narrative this month with the opening of the largest museum collection of Yup’ik artifacts in the world, located off the of the Bering Sea coast. The village has been regaining pre-contact cultural knowledge, leading to a deeper understanding of its Yup’ik heritage.