Author Archives: Medeia Csoba DeHass

Sprasnikum to all celebrating the feast day of the Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Church in Nanwalek!

Alma Moonin asked me to put together some information on Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam as well as the Nanwalek Russian Orthodox Church named after the two Saints. The feast day of the Church is celebrated on July 11th. … Continue reading

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List of Document and Digital Sources I deposited at the Nanwalek Library and Museum

During the past years, I worked on different projects in collaboration with community members in Nanwalek as well as with the Nanwalek IRA Council. One type of research I did for collecting information on the history of the lower Kenai … Continue reading

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Celebration of Pascha

Today is Palm Sunday according to the Julian calendar (and Easter according to the Gregorian calendar) and many Orthodox Christians, including the community of Nanwalek, prepare for the last week of the Great Lent, Great Week, to celebrate Pascha, Christ’s … Continue reading

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A Selection of Online Resources – new page on the webiste

I opened a new area of the website to start listing other resources available on the internet that are relevant to the history of the region. Below are a few highlights. You can find the full list of links on … Continue reading

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Video Collection Section – Two Interviews Posted

A new section of Nanwalek History – Video Collections nested under Oral History – went up this past week with the help of research assistant Ivana Ash. Ivana summarized two interviews and composed English descriptions for them. In the first … Continue reading

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The Sugt’stun App Project – Funded!

This post is to share the good news that the Sugt’stun App – Android Apps for the Preservation of Endangered Languages project has been generously funded by the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA’s) Faculty Development Grant. This is a collaborative … Continue reading

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Sugpiaq Catalog – Pratt Museum

Here is the final product of the Lower Kenai Peninsula Material Culture and Heritage Preservation Project – the Sugpiaq Catalog. It can be downloaded in a pdf version by clicking on the title below. Lower Kenai Peninsula Sugpiaq Catalog – Pratt … Continue reading

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