E-Week: Youth Collaboration within an Indigenous Framework

Author(s): Willky Joseph; Sofie Sogaard

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Temyiq Tuyuryaq: Collaborative Archaeology the Yup’iit Way" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Community driven approaches to archaeological research have provided the discipline with new and creative opportunities for engagement and dialogue. This poster explores the benefits of community engagement in the context of the k-12 classroom as part of a the NSF funded research,Temyiq Tuyuryaq; a collaborative archaeology the Yup’iit way (Barnett 2018), a collaboration between the village of Togiak, AK and Bates College. This poster explores knowledge not only as co-produced, but also co-learned. Based on outcomes from experiential learning week (E-week) at the Togiak school in 2017 and 2018, we moved beyond a "flipped classroom" to "flipped archaeology". This project prioritizes active participation in its design, empowering youth, elders, and community members to engage in a meaningful way that archaeology often struggles to facilitate, linking together community goals with project outcomes. This poster highlights the role of Togiak youth participation, addressing both its challenges and benefits.

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E-Week: Youth Collaboration within an Indigenous Framework. Willky Joseph, Sofie Sogaard. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452522)

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min long: -169.453; min lat: 50.513 ; max long: -49.043; max lat: 72.712 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24884