David John Angaiak (Yup'ik, Aleut) Artist Talk: A Snapshot in Time
Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum September 8, 2023
By Jacqueline Fernandez-Hamberg - Curator of Collections
Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence David John Angaiak (Yup'ik, Aleut) gave a presentation he described as being focused on "history's "great explorers" and their impact on cultural knowledge today." The talk entitled, "A Snapshot in Time," was given as part of the series of programming in the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program.
Digging into his Yup'ik Roots, David Angaiak Sells Dance Fans at his first Cama-i
KYUK Arts, Cultures & Community Features March 26, 2023
By Sunni Bean
“For me, coming here and seeing the children go by and pick up my dance fans, and test them out and play with them, it just melts my heart,” Angaiak said. “And, you know, I got to see a young man dance with them last night. And that, that's what this is all about.”
Culture Rich: An Invitation to Share Our Way of Life
By Mary Goddard
'Long gone are the days that culture is just stuffed away in a museum. We no longer consider this preservation of cultures (at least, not the only way!). As an Alaska Native, I can tell you that we preserve our cultures by actively sharing, through storytelling, culinary arts, song, dance, and creating and selling artwork.'
In The Shelter Of His Wings
Supporting The Stand
By Julia Bolles
Videography By Caleb Walker
'DJ Angaiak, a Yupik Eskimo mask maker, presents a mask named "In The Shelter Of His Wings" for The Stand. DJ explains the vision behind the mask and what each element of the mask represents, while teaching about the importance of having your circles of support.'