In Western Alaska there are many stories passed down through the generations.
One such story is about an extraordinary being, the Qamulek.
It is one of many stories of supernatural-being encounters.
Depending on the type of supernatural being, there are instructions on what to do,
how to deal with the being, and what to expect,
be it a positive reward or negative consequence.
Narrated by Mary Pingayak
Qamulek: Tumartaq Boyscout
Miissaq: Matt Atcherian
Ap’a: Alexie Kanrilak
Art Instructor: Bonnie Dillard, Kodiak High School
Illustrators: Krystal Fermoyle, Kyla Fermoyle, Naomi Brown, Mary Pingayak, Tumartaq Boyscout, and Matt Atcherian
Vocal Recording: Alexie Kanrilak
Cup’ik Linguist: Rebecca Nayamin
Story Adaptation Assistance: Jeanne Campbell
The Association of Alaska School Boards’ (AASB) Consortium for Digital Learning,
in Partnership with Kiwa Digital of New Zealand, sponsored Chevak’s first KIWA SLAM™.
This project came to fruition with the collaboration of Kashunamiut School District,
KCUK Radio Station, Kodiak Island School District, and students and staff from Chevak School.
This book was conceived, illustrated and recorded April 8-9, 2013 in Chevak, Alaska.
Kiwa Digital is instrumental in the publication of indigenous cultural stories in the KIWA SLAM™ interactive digital media format.
We would also like to thank Rhonda Kite, Jordan Koziol-Repia, Victor Chen, David Sweeney, Josh Preston and Bryan Field of Kiwa Digital for bringing this story to life.
Dr. Robert Whicker, Director
Steve Nelson, Project Coordinator
AASB Consortium for Digital Learning
• Swipe-to-Read™ the words to hear and playback the story at your own pace.
• Auto Play to enjoy the narration.
• Use the My Narration function to read and record the story yourself and customize your book.
• Touch pictures to hear different sound effects.
• See special animation effects bringing the picture to life.
• Use the Color Palette to paint each page!
KIWA SLAM™ offers a true multi-language experience and is a great tool for learning new languages for both young and old. This KIWA SLAM™ includes the narration, text, and user interface in these languages:
Compatible with iPad only
Requires iOS 4.3+
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- Added new pages
- Improved support/feedback features
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.