Manager’s Corner: KYUK Receives Funding To Digitize Historic Footage (KYUK)

KYUK: Manager’s Corner: KYUK Receives Funding To Digitize Historic Footage. “KYUK has documented life in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since 1971, resulting in a massive collection of audio and video tapes – over 12,000 items! From dance festivals in Mountain Village to traditional kayak building in Bethel, KYUK has been there capturing it all. Because we no longer have the antiquated machines needed to play the recordings back, much of the content has been impossible to access until now. With this funding, KYUK will digitize roughly 2,000 tapes over the next two years and put them online for all to enjoy.”

‘A treasure waiting to be seen’: Yukon First Nations crack open massive archive (CBC)

CBC: ‘A treasure waiting to be seen’: Yukon First Nations crack open massive archive. “Grand Chief Peter Johnston has barely scratched the surface, but what he’s seen so far of the Council of Yukon First Nations’ (CYFN) archival records is ‘incredible,’ he says. ‘Almost 100,000 pieces of audio, print media, pictures … it’s just a treasure waiting to be seen,’ he said. ‘It’s one of the best things I’ve been involved with, in my life.'”