Iyĝasugaayax̂ Build 2023

Our type of Iyĝasugaayax̂ (kayak) has not been built since 1910. This will be the Saskinas first iygasugaayax̂ for 113 years. Thank you to the First Nations Development Institute for making this come alive and of course to Marc and Leah Daniels for providing their time and effort!! We are so appreciative for Theresa Deal and Mark Brooks allowing us to build together at their home. Kaniyusal!



Thank you to the First Nations Institute Development Crew!

We had a wonderful meeting with our funders, First Nations Insitute Development Crew. Thank you for the great evening together. It was nice to have normal conversations with a grantor and to get to know one another! On the left is our Board Chairs Wife, Tamrit Howell, my husband, Brad Schmitz, and 3 FNDI employees, myself, Theresa, Board Chair Damon, FNDI A.J. and Emilie on the right.



Today Is #Givingtuesday2022! Please donate to Atux̂ Forever! We are revitalizing our culture. We are learning our language! And we are the only ones in the world that are speaking Saskinam tunuu! We hope to teach others in the future. Your donation will go a long way! When you donate today you are not just giving today you are giving to the next generation 🙂

We represent the 5 islands: Atux̂ (Attu), Angatux̂ (Agattu), Avayax̂ (Nizki), Samiya (Shemya), & Alaid. These islands were where we used to reside. We are revitalizing a lost culture. Feel great donating at: https://atuxforever.org/donate-to-our-efforts/


Ancestral Stolen Remains Information

In 1936 an Anthropologist, Ales Hrdlicka, from the Smithsonian had dug up and took 8 human bodies from Atux̂ (Attu) Alaska. These remains are not the whole body of our family members; however, they are dismembered parts, and these include children remains.  In 2023 we hope to return these loved ones’ remains to Atux̂. The Smithsonian is not paying for their journey home.  Atux̂ Forever is fundraising to help Attuans return their loved one’s home during the Summer of 2023. These loved ones deserve to rest in peace and finally be home on Atux̂, Alaska.

We want to make this a fun event even though it is not a happy reason to gather. Please come dressed in your Halloween costumes! Some food will be available. A live auction will be there and some music to dance to!

If you want to learn more in depth of the history and the process, please follow this link our Board Member Lauren Peters, MS MA Aĝdaagux̂, Unangax̂ created: Home | Moray Dive School (laupeters4.wixsite.com)

Reach out to us if you have any questions at Email attuanjustice@gmail.com.