Kanesia McGlashan-Price (KUCB-Unalaska)
Taytum x̂anix̂ Robinson is the artist behind Qawax̂ Creations, a contemporary Unangax̂ jewelry line she started about a year ago. Learning how to make earrings began as a hobby for Robinson at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now her small-batch earring collections sell out minutes after sharing on social media.
Since September, the University of Alaska Anchorage has been offering regular Unangam Tunuu classes, and it’s the first time in over twenty years that the language classes have been taught at the university level.
In 2019, the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska initiated its Wellness Program through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country grant aims to strengthen cultural connections that improve health and promote wellness in Indigenous communities across North America.