Archival Screening Night audience at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, OK.

KYUK & SummitDay Media Pathways Partnership

KYUK, SummitDay Media, and AMIA Collaborate to Celebrate Over 50 Years of Cultural Heritage

In collaboration with KYUK, Alaska’s longest-running, dual-language, Native-owned station and SummitDay Media, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is excited to announce a year-long social media campaign to celebrate the preservation of archival material that showcases the unique cultural heritage of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Led by the AMIA Pathways Fellow, Chris D. Reeder, the project highlights life and culture in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta over the past 50 years, offering insights into the region’s rich heritage. This weekly showcase digs into KYUK’s archives and highlights its efforts to preserve this unique local television collection, making it accessible to the community and beyond.

In leading this project, Reeder collaborated with KYUK staff and with SummitDay Media to create engaging narratives from more than 50 years of cultural content in the process of being preserved.

Funded by the Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an important component of the AMIA’s Pathways Fellowship is providing experience in community based cultural heritage institutions in a way that benefits both the Fellow and the institution. This partnership is emblematic of that goal in its convergence of expertise, dedication, and a shared commitment to preserving and promoting Alaska’s rich cultural heritage while offering an opportunity for the next generation of archivists to learn and to experience the impact of archives in our communities.

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About AMIA Pathways Fellowship
The AMIA Pathways Fellowship supports paid internships in combination with mentorship and professional development training to forge pathways in the audiovisual preservation field for people from groups historically underrepresented in the profession at any level of their career.

About KYUK
KYUK is the longest-running, dual-language, Native-owned radio station in the United States, dedicated to serving the rural Alaska and Alaska Native communities of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. KYUK’s mission is to educate, inform, provide cultural enrichment, entertainment, and support language maintenance for cultural survival.

About SummitDay Media
SummitDay Media, LLC, specializes in video production and consulting in audiovisual media preservation and collection management. With a deep commitment to preserving cultural heritage, SummitDay Media works with organizations and institutions to digitize and manage their valuable audiovisual assets.