Based out of Sitka, Alaska, this project aims to develop a digital curriculum for distribution to social studies educators in Alaska and world-wide, raising awareness of Alaska Native marine mammal harvest practices. The curriculum is based on the 20-minute documentary short "Harvest: Quyurciq" (below).
Lead by Yup’ik marine mammal hunter, craftsman, and designer, Peter Williams, the project's primary goal is to ensure the perpetuity of Alaska Native marine mammal harvest by:
1. Educating future, non-Native voters and lawmakers as to its cultural importance
2. Portraying subsistence to young Natives as a modern, attainable lifestyle, and preparing them to advocate for their subsistence rights
"Is All Fur Bad Fur?" check out this New York Times article on the work of Peter Williams and the Quyuriq: Harvest Project.