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City of Kotzebue - KATTIVIK Northwest Native Trade Fair 2004

Pre-Event Information

Attached is the schedule of events for Kattivik 2004! Confirmed dance groups are from the Russian Far East, Diomede and Kotzebue. I am working on sponsorships from dance groups from Tikigaq, Barrow, and Wales. If you would like to assist with boat transportation to pick people up from Wales, please contact me. We will provide gas but will rely on volunteers.

Those of you living in Kotzebue are encouraged to open your homes for our visitors. Come ON, show your Qiqiktagramuit hospitality!!! Quyannaq!!!

A hospitality house will be set up at the Senior Center to provide free meals for visitors from July 1 - 12. Kotzebue residents are encouraged to bring a dish, soup, fish, salads, baked goods to the Senior Center for the hospitality house... Arigaa, things are looking great... The City of Kotzebue ordered cool t-shirts and Jeannie Greene and her Heartbeat Alaska crew will be here...

On July 6th there will be Kattivik activities in Kotzebue AND across the bay at Nuvuguraq!!! If you would like a ride to Nuvuguraq, meet at Hanson's at 12 noon. Yes, we do need boats! We'll provide the gas and we'll be on our way!!!

Volunteers are still needed to create Eskimo face pins. Anyone interested is welcome to come to the Senior Center Friday's at 3:00 to assemble. These pins will be attached to the first place ribbons for all of the fun events... What a great souvenir from the 2004 Kattivik experience! Yes, in addition to the ribbons, there will be cash prizes!!! Yes, help is always welcome and Qiqiktagramuit, don't forget to pick up trash in your neighborhood... Quyannaq~
Martha Whiting e-mail: mwhiting(at) -change (at) to @

City of Kotzebue - Northwest Native Trade Fair 2004

Final Update 7-01-04

July 5, 6 & 7, 2004

Kattivik 2004 logo

DRAFT Schedule for
Northwest Native Trade Fair
Qikiqtagruk/Nuvuguraq, Alaska

Monday, July 5th

12:30 Aqpaqsruqtuat Nanibuamun Race (Senior Center – 3rd St. – Crowley – Front St. – Hunnicutts – Senior Center)
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at the Fairgrounds
  • Welcome
  • Invocation
  • Dedication to Clara Taylor
  • Grand Entry of all groups
  • Grand Entry of all groups
  • Welcome Songs (Nikaitchuat & Qikiqtagrugmiut)
  • Seal Oil Lamp Lighting – male/female aqpaqsruqtuat nanibuamun winners and Local Elder
  • 2:30 p.m. Cloth Fashion Show ~ atikluks etc. at Senior Center

  • Fur Fashion Show ~ parkies, maklaks, etc. at Senior Center

    2:30 p.m. 1 & 2 foot men & women high kicks at Senior Center Platform

  • Wheel barrel race
  • Gunny Sack
  • Women's Amaq Race – babies must be 2 years or older
  • Eskimo yo-yo competition
  • Kayak Racing and/or Eskimo Football
  • Afuaqqautraq – men/women representing villages row boat race
  • Tug-of-war
  • Norwegian
  • Blanket Toss

    5:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

    6:00 p.m. At Kotzebue High School Gym

  • Kotzebue/Lavrentiya Sister City Presentation
  • Grand Entry of all Eskimo Dance Groups
  • Eskimo Dancing Competition

    9:00 p.m. at NWAB Assembly Room

  • Starting a Small Business (Sponsored by University of Alaska Rural Development)

    Tuesday, July 6th (note simultaneous activities at Nuvuguraq and Kotzebue)

    12 noon Boat Trip to Nuvuguraq for Trade Fair Activities
    Meet at Hanson’s for boat ride
  • Old time Games (PukPuk#1; Jump board, Kickball, Red Rover, Eskimo Horseshoes, Eskimo Football, etc)
  • Water Bucket Contest
  • Women’s Amaq Race – babies must be 2 years or older
  • Caribou Hind Carrying Contest
  • Lumber Carrying Contest
  • Seal Hooking Contest
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Fish Cutting Contest
  • Seal Skinning Contest
  • Duck Plucking Contest
  • Kayaq Racing
  • Seal Poke Demonstration
  • Norwegian
  • Potluck

    1:00 p.m. Kotzebue Activities

  • Duck Plucking
  • Seal Hooking
  • Fish Cutting
  • Water Bucket Contest
  • Caribou Hind Carrying Contest
  • Seal Skinning
  • Lumber Carrying Contest
  • Blanket Toss

    5:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

    6:00 p.m. At High School Gym or Senior Center Grounds

  • Eskimo Dance Competition

    6 - 9 p.m. NWAB Assembly Room
    Starting a Small Business
    Sponsored by University of Alaska Rural Development

    Wednesday, July 7th

    11:00 a.m. Eskimo Food Competition
  • Main Dish
  • Soup
  • Eskimo Salads
  • Baked Goods/Bread/Donuts
  • Eskimo Desserts
    (all entries will be enjoyed at the Farewell Feast)

    12:00 Noon Farewell Feast at JNES Gymnasium

  • Community Singspiration

    ART COMPETITION VIEWING ~ 12 NOON at JNES Gymnasium. JUDGING at 2:00 p.m. (details below)

    6:00 p.m. Grand Finale at JNES Gym

  • Awards for Dancing, Fashions, Arts and Crafts Competition
  • Grand Finale Eskimo Dancing
  • Closing Prayer

    Thursday, July 8 7:00 p.m. Singspiration at Episcopal Church ~ Special invitation to Russian Visitors

    All daytime activities will take place at the Senior Center Grounds. Evening activities will occur in the Kotzebue High School Gymnasium.

    A hospitality house is available for out-of-town Kattivik visitors at the Senior Center.

    Artists will hold workshops during each day for carving, sewing, basket making, beading, etc. at the Cudd Hall and Senior Center.

    Tables will be available for crafts sales at Senior Center Grounds. Please contact Nancy Mercer at 442-3401 to confirm a table. Vans are available for $100.00 for 3 days. Table space between vans are available at $50.00 for 3 days.

    Arts & Craft Competition Categories: Sculptures, Masks, Atikluks, Skin Sewing, Jewelry, Birch Bark Baskets and Beadwork. All items must be new and have never been entered in a previous Borough Arts Competition. Please contact Vika Owens or Angela Joule at 442-2500 ext. 117 for details.

    PENDING ~ Upon arrival of dancers from Diomede, Wales and Shishmaref by boat, Northern Lights Dancers will perform on the beach on Front St. and Lagoon.

    For more information, please contact Martha Whiting at 442-2500, Christina Hensley at 442-3467, Red Seeberger at 442-3301, Nancy Mercer at 442-3401 or Willie Goodwin at 442-3890.

    Final version: 07/01/04

    Times are approximate

    Annual Art Competition!!

    As part of KATTIVIK, the Northwest Native Trade Fair, the Northwest Arctic Borough will be sponsoring its annual arts competition. All entries must be newly created work, made specifically for the contest.
    The competition will be held on Wednesday, July 7, at the June Nelson Elementary School gym. Entries can be delivered to the gym between 10 a.m. and noon. Judging will take place at 2:00 p.m. and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony the same evening.
    Entries may also be sent to Vica Owens or Angela Joule at the Northwest Arctic Borough office in Kotzebue prior to the competition. Items that are entered may be offered for sale to the public or considered for purchase by the Borough Arts Marketing program.
    In addition to certificates for First, Second and Third Place, there will be cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50 in each of the seven categories.
    The categories for this year’s competition are:

    1. Atikluks: any size or design using any material

    2. Birch Bark Basketry: all sizes and designs

    3. Jewelry: crafted from local materials such as old or new walrus ivory, baleen, mammoth ivory and bone

    4. Sculpture: crafted from local materials such walrus or mammoth ivory, bones, antlers, and baleen

    5. Masks: crafted from local materials including skin, bone, antler, baleen or ivory

    6. Beadwork: any beaded craft may be entered

    7. Skin Sewing:all creations from local skins, including parkas, hats, mukluks, mittens, etc.

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