To Continue or Be Remembered…Perpetuating and Sharing Alaska Native Arts

“To Continue or Be Remembered” is a film showcasing the work of perpetuating Alaska Native Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Proudly presented by the University of Alaska Fairbanks FRAME Film Production Services in collaboration with KUAC-TV and the UAF Native Arts Center. Guided by Alaskan Native Artists Kathleen Carlo Kendall, Peter Williams, Joel Isaak, Marjorie Tahbone, and Da-ka-xeen Mehner, we discover the ongoing efforts underway to continue and expand Alaskan Native Arts such as fish skin and fur sewing, qupak design, and carving. Produced through the support of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Directed by Maya Salganek. Edited by Keara Anderson and Keziah Anderson.

Junko’s Birch Totem

Directed by Graduate student, Jill S. Shipman, this film explores the relationship between international artist, Junko Yanagida, and Alaska Native artistic practices.

Junko was a MFA recipient in Native Art from the Native Art Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2016.

Produced as a student project in FLM 271, Fall 2015.