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Peter Kalifornsky (1911-1993) was the first writer and nearly last speaker of his Alaskan native language, Dena’ina. Katherine McNamara, a poet and traveling scholar, was his amanuensis. Now, Katherine McNamara, through the non-profit Artist’s Proof Editions she directs, is producing From the First Beginning, When the Animals Were Talking, four volumes of interactive iBooks of the work he entrusted to her, with audio, video, texts, and images. Volume One is on iBooks, with three volumes in preparation.
You can join in this project, by contributing to our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. From October 1-31, 2015, you may donate online, or by check to Archipelago Publishers, 925 Marshall St, Charlottesville, VA 22901. In return, you may claim digital and printed works before they are public and participate in a movement to restore knowledge of an old way of life for the modern world.