Our Alaskan Stories (OAS) is a video-based storytelling program in collaboration with students at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, AK. The program facilitates young Alaskans learning the basics of video, audio, and editing as tools to cultivate conversations about connection to community, home, and culture across Alaska.
Originally a program made possible by the Island Institute, the project will continue with Artchange as its new host.
View Each Season
Season 3 // OAS 2018
Season 3 (30 mins): includes lessons in language, the importance of harvesting your own food, the oddities of a place called home, the sentimental feeling of home, pin-pointing a hard-to-name feeling, and a story that reaches above the Arctic Circle.
Season 2 // OAS 2017
Season 2 (20 mins): includes a rallying call for commitment to culture and community, the comparison of time spent in urban Alaska vs. rural Alaska, the importance of subsistence food harvesting, and a commercial fishing mishap that led to a greater understanding of what salmon mean to us.
Season 1 // OAS 2016
Season 1 (30 mins): includes a summer internship on Prince of Wales Island, a conversation with Grandma, the comfort of a small-town home, the important lessons from Mom and home.