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 DealContinue reading “Iyĝasugaayax̂ Build 2023”

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,Continue reading “Thank you to the First Nations Institute Development Crew!”


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 justContinue reading “#GivingTuesday2022”

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. TheContinue reading “Ancestral Stolen Remains Information”