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The Igiugig Community Cultural Center: an indigenous plan in processSalmon, AlexAnna; Black, Jessica C.; Sekaquaptewa, Patricia S.; Stern, Charlene B.; Carothers, Courteny L. (2020-05)Indigenous planning practices of the Village of Igiugig have long identified the need for a community cultural center. This research project used a community-based participatory approach to explore the type of cultural center that will best serve residents and visitors alike. Through various community meetings, semi-structured interviews of key informants, and surveys of area businesses, Igiugig was able to articulate the main functionality of the center, as well as inform a design process for and by an Indigenous community in rural Alaska. One outcome of this process is a resource guide for the Igiugig Village Council, for the remainder of the planning and implementation of the community cultural center.