Over the years, the Alutiiq Museum has made their content available online. Unfortunately, not all the villages on Kodiak are able to fully participate in the online archive that has been created from the information generated from archaeological and linguistic research conducted in and around the villages. Alutiiqmuseum.org, alutiiqlanguage.org and, alutiiqeducation.org provide a wide variety of cultural content available online ranging from archaeology resources, online language video lessons and, the live streams of our Fall Lecture Series on social media. With a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS,) The Alutiiq Museum and National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) are working hard to provide an inclusive environment and make our online cultural resources available to even our most remote communities.
The Alutiiq Museum and the Kodiak Rural Connect Working Group presented a broadband workshop at the Kodiak Rural Leadership Forum in September. It brought together telecommunications companies and rural community leaders to discuss deployment of this valuable resource for our villages here on Kodiak Island. Our technology survey clearly illustrated the need for high-speed Internet in the villages. As a result, we are exploring new technologies that are being made available to access the Internet with broadband speeds and how we can deploy them in our communities. The Alutiiq Museum’s mission is about sharing culture. By working to improve access to the Internet, we are promoting both digital inclusion and access to the cultural resources that are so valuable to our remote villages.