Pratt Weekly News Release August 26, 2014
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THE DENA’INA WAY OF LIVING
On View through September 1, 2014
The Dena’ina Way of Living is the first comprehensive exhibit of the Dena’ina culture, curated
and provided by the Anchorage Museum. Artifacts, multimedia and text help visitors explore the
past and present Dena’ina culture. Invisible in their own homeland, about half of Alaska’s residents
live in traditional Dena’ina territory, but there is little awareness of the indigenous people
who have called Southcentral Alaska home for more than 1,000 years. This exhibition changes
that. Meet the Dena’ina through film, life-size recreations, images, hands-on learning stations,
audio and more than 40 artifacts. Visit the Pratt Museum website, www.prattmuseum.org, for a
schedule of related special events.
RELIQUARY, Jo Going
On View through September 21, 2014
Homer artist Jo Going presents a solo exhibit: a mixed media installation featuring found animal
bones collected by the artist from the Arctic tundra over 29 years. Reliquary defines sacred
space in a distinctly singular way.
HISTORIC HARBOR TOURS
Every Friday & Saturday at 3:00 pm, through August 23
Meet with a Museum docent at the Pratt wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon on the
Homer Spit at 3:00 pm. Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats,
fishing and some of the characters that have shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history.
$10 per person.
YE’UH QACH’ DALTS’IYI:
What We Live On From the Outdoors
Friday, August 29, 5:00-7:00 pm
Karen Evanoff, Cultural Anthropologist at Lake Clark National Park, and a Dena’ina tribal
member of Nondalton, will discuss Dena’ina subsistence, fish camp and traditional knowledge.
Downstairs in the Stewardship Gallery.
Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi, The Dena’ina Way of Living
Friday, August 29, 7:00-9:00 pm
After Karen Evanoff’s talk about subsistence, fish camp and traditional knowledge, a reception
will be held on the south parking lot of the Pratt Museum, featuring Yada Di. Yada Di means
"what is this" in Dena'ina Athabaskan. It is a term used to ask a question about something that is
hard to define. The band consists of three core members: Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Lena Lukina and
Allison Warden (AKU-MATU). The band plays all genres: funk, blues, rock, country, jazz, hiphop,
trip-hop, soul, pure improve, and cinematic fusion.
Come celebrate this fabulous exhibition’s last weekend with us!
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out the
Pratt’s web site for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on the calendar of events.
Posted: August 26, 2014