New Look for KYUK's "Yup'ik Word of the Week"

Jan 2, 2018

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik student Austin Amos working on his Yup'ik Word of the Week project.
Credit Aleina Tanabe / KYUK

The “Yup'ik Word of the Week” program has a new sound and a new look for 2018.

KYUK’s multimedia department worked with the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from Ayaprun Elitnaurvik to produce Yup'ik words for every week of 2018. And for the first time, there are visual components to go with them. The students created stop-motion animations that correspond with their word, which will be posted to our website, social media, and eventually television.

Stop-motion is an animation technique where you photograph an object that is moved in small increments over a series of frames. When you put those photos together the object appears to move on its own. From musk oxen to arctic cats, you won’t want to miss the students’ adorable animations. Stay tuned each week throughout 2018. 

This project was produced by KYUK, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, and teaching artist Shelley Toon Lindberg and was funded in part by the Harvest Foundation.