Just wanted to pass along some information about an event being held this weekend at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The following was taken from a flyer that was given to me at work so you'll have give the organizers a call for more details.
The tenth annual Alaska Atlatl competition is being held this saturday, May 19, 2007 from 10am to 2pm. It is being organized for people who are interested in traditional hunting technology. There will be an opportunity to try the spearthrower and dart. A prize will be awarded for the top score.
- accuracy throw at target
- distance throw at mammoth
- throw at seal target from sitting position in kayak
- traditional archery demonstration (demonstration only)
10am - 1pm: Open throw
1pm: Presentation with Atlatl and traditional demonstrations
Atlatl competition to follow
Free event: ages 8 and up only
This event is sponsored in part by the Alaska Native Heritage Center, SOA/DNR Office of History and Archaeology, and World Wide Movers.
For further information, contact Richard VanderHoek at 269-8728
Alaska Native Heritage Center (www.alaskanative.net)