Qaqamiiĝux̂ Film Series

APIA is excited to release the first video in our film series, based on the book by the same name, Qaqamiiĝux̂. This series explores how to harvest and prepare traditional foods from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. For the first episode, take a close-up look at seine fishing as practiced by staff and campers at the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska’s Camp Qungaayux̂. Check it out, and make sure to stay tuned for our next episode all about the chocolate lily, coming out in July 2020!

Alaska Native Diet Film Series:

The Traditional Foods Program has developed a video series entitled: Alaska Native Diet. There are three films in the series. These films were produced under a grant from the National Institute of Health and were filmed mostly in Atka and St. Paul as part of a greater research project. This series was completed in 2005 by the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Association.

Film 1: Introduction of Dietary Benefits and Risks in Alaskan Villages.
Film 2: The Importance of Traditional Foods.
Film 3: Monitoring Contaminants in Rural Alaska (English/Russian).


The Traditional Foods Program has also developed a video series entitled: Alaska Native Diet: Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Diet in Rural Alaska. In this film series, 11 Alaska experts were interviewed and recorded to discuss topics related to benefits and risks of diet in rural Alaska. This series was produced in 2007 by the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Association. The topics of the interviews include:

Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods- Dr. Elizabeth Nobmann
Traditional Foods and the Prevention of Dietary Related Diseases- Dr. Gary Ferguson
Contaminants in Foods- Carl Hild
Community-Based Research- Patricia Cochran, Vi Waghiyi, Pamela Miller, Larry Merculieff
Human Biomonitoring- Dr. James Berner
Dietary Survey- Dr. Elizabeth Nobmann
Sampling- Dr. Todd O’Hara, Donna Willoya, Pamela Miller, Vi Waghiyi, Sara Moses
Selecting a Lab- Dr. Bob Gerlach, Dr. Lori Verbrugge, Dr. Todd O’Hara, Sara Moses, Patricia Cochran
Interpretation of Data- Dr. Lori Verbrugge
Assessing Benefits and Risks- Larry Merculieff
Partners in Food Safety- Patricia Cochran, Dr. Bob Gerlach, Carl Hild, Donna Willoya, Dr. James Berner, Dr. Gary Ferguson, Larry Merculieff, Pamela Miller, Vi Waghiyi, Dr. Elizabeth Nobmann, Sara Moses, Dr. Todd O’Hara, Dr. Lori Verbrugge