Through the efforts of then Senator Frank Ferguson and Representative Al Adams, the Northwest Arctic School District (now Northwest Arctic Borough School District) was provided with funds to create a television production and a curriculum development center. The goal was to provide curriculum allowing students in Northwest Alaska to learn about themselves, the communities they were a part of, and connections to the larger world in northwest Alaska. It was all new and untried. Don Rinker, Bob Walker, Marley Gregg, Dan Houseberg, Dan Synder, Nellie Moore and many others worked to make the television reflect and illustrate the unique place and people of northwest Alaska.
At Summer Camp -- subsistence living based on the lives of the Jones family at that time.
Sheefishing with Daniel Snyder, Kobuk River, Inupiaq Materials Development Center, The Northwest Arctic School District, Copyright 1982.
Sheefish Gillnetting, Inupiaq Materials Development Center, The Northwest Arctic School District, Copyright 1982.
Snaring, Inupiaq Materials Development Center, The Northwest Arctic School District, Copyright 1982.
Curriculum Unit Plan: Impact of ANCSA in the Arctic Slope Taking Control: Fact or Fiction?
Regional Corporation Cultural Orientation Video Part
1-"Intro and ANCSA"-
Alaska Native Claims Settlement
Act Teacher's Guide
Part 1 History of the Act (22 min.) [28k]
"Caught In The Act"
Common Ground-Produced and directed by Carroll Hodge, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
Losing Ground-Produced and directed by Carroll Hodge, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
The Struggle-Produced and directed by Carroll Hodge, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
Plain and Simple-Produced and directed by Ron Eagle, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
Beyond the Bottom Line-Produced and directed by Ron Eagle, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
Land At Risk-Produced and directed by Ron Eagle, Alaska Department of Education, 1987
Inquiry #5 "Native
Claims: An International Perspective"
Question of Sovereignty"
Portraits of Leadership- Produced by the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, 1989. Two history-based biographies/documentaries.
Head, and Health" A documentary of he story of Della
Keats, renowned Alaska Native healer and teacher, illustrates preservation
of the heritage of her people, and the importance of health and
happiness in community and life.
Chevak Tanqik Theatre - The Last Winged Creature, John Pingayak, Writer and Director, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Copyright 1996.
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KNBA 90.3's Stories of Our People - Alaska Native narratives and storytelling by people from across Alaska.
Audio Materials Index - Click here to hear any of
these six stories
Kaaka-gguaq Cauyalriitqaa (Listen to the Drumbeat). Music and lyrics by John Pingayak. Arranged and performed by Pamyua.
Maniilaq is the name of a man that is held in very high regard by the older Iñupiat Eskimos of the Northwest Arctic. He was more commonly known as Maniilauraq, and to some of the Elders in the area, he was an Eskimo prophet. They speak of him with reverence and admiration. Many believe him and in the fulfillment of his prophecies in this day and age... Audio in Iñupiaq.
The Iñupiaq Phrasebook is a series of interactive screens where you can listen to an Inupiaq speaker pronounce the words and phrases and click to see the English translation.
Clip National Public Radio interviews
Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger, of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
about a breakthrough into the cause of deadly flu outbreaks. Researchers
at the institute have recently recovered genetic material from the
deadly 1918 flu pandemic, which killed more than 20 million people
worldwide. Dr. Taubenberger says that the genetic material, which
was taken from a victim's corpse in Alaska, may provide clues that
will prevent a pandemic in the future. Open
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