7/30/14 KNBA News - Unangam food, history, language and culture all part of new book

Jul 29, 2014

From left: Language teacher Iliodor Philemonof leads the audience in practicing how to say "Qaqamiigux," while Dimitri Philemonoff, President and CEO of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, and author Suanne Unger look on.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

  About a hundred people Tuesday visited the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association offices in Anchorage to celebrate the publication of a book with hundreds of recipes for traditional dishes, as well as historic and contemporary photographs of food gathering and cooking, stories and much more. Author Suanne Unger says she and nine collaborators, plus many more contributors, worked on the book for six years, compiling recipes, interviewing elders, and searching for photographs. The CDC helped pay for the research and publishing, which allows APIA to sell the book for $25 per copy. For more information about "Qaqmiigux: Traditional Foods and Recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands," visit .


Tuesday Southcentral Foundation broke ground on a new building on the Alaska Native Medical Center campus in Anchorage to house a "Nuka Institute," where it will share methods it says allow it to get better patient outcomes while keeping costs low.