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Support Indigenous-led Land Acknowledgment Public Art Sculpture

Activate your support for Indigenous-led land acknowledgement by making a financial contribution towards remaining fabrication costs of Tuyanitun: Tuggeht. Donation here.

Tuyanitun: Tuggeht (pronounced too-yan-eee-toon : to-get) is a 12-foot tall public art sculpture conceived by Ninilchik Village Tribal member and artist Argent Kvasnikoff, with the intention of making land acknowledgement visible and broadly accessible. The sculpture is scheduled to be installed this September and anchors a wider revamp of Bishop’s Beach Park and Pavillion.

  • Tuyanitun is a direction based on the ancient Dena’ina wayfinding system.
  • Tuggeht is the Dena’ina name for the place also known as Bishop’s Beach.
  • The sculpture marks a place beloved by all and evokes boreal spruce, rock cairns, and beach glass.

The community partnership between the Ninilchik Village Tribe, the City of Homer, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and Bunnell Street Arts Center signals a commitment to tell the true story of this place, and that Homer today occupies unceded Indigenous lands.

This Community Arts Partnership project is supported by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ninilchik Tribal Council, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, National Performance Network with additional funding from Rasmuson Foundation. 

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