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April 17, 2000
Between Worlds: A Juneau Empire Special Report (ANCSA)
An Alaskan Teacher, Elizabeth L. von Beck, © 1997. "The U.S. Bureau of Education employed Evelyn and Archie Payne as teachers of the Eskimo." This manuscript was compiled from letters, character sketches and poems written during 1925-1948 when Evelyn and Archie Payne lived and worked in several Alaska coastal communtities.
March 16, 2000
Unbiased Teaching About American Indians and Alaska Natives in Elementary Schools, ERIC Digest EDO-RC-90-8, June 1990
Articles and other material by and about Roy Peratrovich and Elizabeth Peratrovich
DENALI PARK OFFICIALS CONSIDER DOYON LAND SWAP, Anchorage Daily News, February 7, 2000, p. B2.
February 25, 2000
An Alaska Solution for Schools, Essay Covering School Funding Issues by Paul Ongtooguk.
Ice Fishing for Tomcods and Smelt, Kotzebue Sound, 1978.
February 14, 2000
FUNDING ELUDES NEEDIEST SCHOOLS, Anchorage Daily News, Sunday, October 03, 1999. At Chevak School in Western Alaska, student desks sit so close together that if one child gets up to go to the bathroom, an entire row must stand and move. Three hundred students are crammed inside an old wood-frame building that was designed for half as many kids....[read article]
Education plan taps Bush aides, Controversial idea aims to cut teacher turnover , Anchorage Daily News, Monday, December 20, 1999. Some educators hope to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to improving schools in Bush Alaska - rapid turnover of teachers - by making it easier for mostly Native teacher aides to become teachers, perhaps without earning college degrees.... [read article]
February 9, 2000
A SENSE OF RIGHTNESS, Kitka marks 10 years atop AFN, but she's still an enigma to many, Anchorage Daily News, Page A1, Sunday, October 17, 1999
January 26, 2000
AFN IMPLEMENTATION STUDY, Proposals to the United States Congress to implement recommendations of the Alaska Natives Commission pursuant to P.L. 104-270, Alaska Federation Of Natives, December 1999
January 25, 2000
Index of AudioVisual Resources on ww.Alaskool.org (includes subsistence videos, Inupiaq language, and other materials...)
January 19, 2000
For Teachers: Excerpts from Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, National Archives and Records Administration and National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C., 1989
January 13, 2000
Nome-Beltz High School, 1976
January 7, 2000
One more way to navigate through the Alaskool web site: list of major documents included in this site as of September 23, 1999
Chemawa Indian School Alumni Class Lists for 1885 through 1938
January 5, 2000
Excerpts from Profiles in Change: NAMES, NOTES AND QUOTES FOR ALASKAN WOMEN, Alaska Commission on the Status of Women, 1983
December 29, 1999
Kotzebue Sound Subregion, Vegetation Map, Figure 124
December 28, 1999
Norton Sound Subregion, Vegetation Map, Figure 128
December 23, 1999
Alaska Regional Profiles, Northwest Region
Links to Other Sites:
Inupiaq [Inupiat] - Alaska Native Cultural Profile [Ethnic Medicine Guide Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington]
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series
December 13, 1999
Major Federal and State Laws and Court Decisions Affecting Subsistence, 1971-1991
December 9, 1999
The Howard Luke Academy, Fairbanks
December 7, 1999
Alaska Native Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development Project, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Announces the Availability of CURRICULUM FELLOWSHIPS
Links to Other Web Sites:
December 2, 1999
Group Wants Only ‘Genuine’ Natives, Paul Ongtooguk, Tundra Times (1990). Slide show and presentation on ANWR - the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska and oil development, environmental concerns, the view of Alaska Natives.
November 11, 1999
Excerpts from Our Northern Domain: Alaska Picturesque, Historic, and Commercial, Dana Estes & Company: Boston, 1910 (Includes The Discovery of Alaska, The Founding of Sitka, The Magic Wand of Gold, Juneau and Skagway, the Mighty Yukon, and Reindeer and Eskimos.)
TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES:A lesson plan produced for the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and St. George Tanaq Corporation, The Seal Islands: Fur Seal Rookeries National Historic Landmark, the Pribilof Islands, Focus: St. George Island, Patricia H. Partnow, Ph.D.
Alaska 1950, A snapshot by the United States, Department of the Interior, published 1951, excerpts from Mid-Century Alaska United States Department of the Interior, Office of Territories, Washington: 1951.
Now with Audio
Maniilaq is written in Inupiaq and English.
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.
This book presents the information which the Center has on Maniilaq transcribed and translated exactly as the elders have given it. There has been no attempt made to edit any of the discussions as many of the contributors have passed away. The materials are presented here for you, the reader, to read and reach your own conclusions about Maniilaq. You will find the accounts to be repetitious, but as you read each variant of Maniilaq's activities and teachings, you will acquire new information which will add to your knowledge of the whole subject.
October 12, 1999
Links to Other Resources:
Community Control of Alcohol in Alaska, Matthew Berman and Teresa Hull, "Alaska Review of Social and Economic Conditions, University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research, April 1997, Volume XXXI, No. 1
GUIDEBOOK for Integrating Cup'ik Culture and Curriculum
October 1, 1999
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September 28, 1999
September 22, 1999
August 30, 1999
|Alaska State Library, Winter and Pond Collection, PCA 87-1050. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ALASKA STATE LIBRARY. Alaska Natives were legally prevented from establishing mining claims under the terms of the mining act. As this photograph indicates, there were other barriers preventing or discouraging Alaska Natives from participating in the establishment of the social and economic structures of modern Alaska. Link to Native Government Page|
August 27, 1999
Labor Force Status of Alaska's Native Population, Theodore
Lane, Adjunct Professor, ISER
and Partner, Thomas/Lane & Associates and Cheryl K. Thomas, President, Thomas/Lane & Associates, excerpted from Developing America's Northern Frontier, Theodore Lane, ed., University Press of America, 1987
THE NATIVE BROTHERHOODS: MODERN INTERTRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS ON THE NORTHWEST COAST, By Philip Drucker, Smithsonian Institution Bureau Of American Ethnology, Bulletin 168, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1958
August 26, 1999
Look back at the hot issues surrounding Land Claims and ANCSA in the 1960's, '70's and '80's. Articles are reproduced from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, The Anchorage Daily Times, the Anchorage Daily News, the Daily Alaska Empire/Southeast Alaska Empire, and The Tundra Times. List of Articles
August 25, 1999
Articles from "The Social Studies"
Delving into the Past--County Court Records and the Pursuit of History, Loren Schweninger, November/December 1998
Reconstruction Historiography: A Source of Teaching Ideas, Robert P. Green, Jr., July/August 1991
One Use of Sources in the Teaching of History, Fred Morrow Fling, September/October 1994
Using Visual Materials as Historical Sources, A Model for Studying State and Local History, Randall G. Felton and Rodney F. Allen, March/April 1990
August 17, 1999
In Alaska the Cold War was often just that - as this recruiting poster indicates. The aircraft in the background is the C-117 Caribou, one of the largest aircraft ever to be ski-equipped for landing on ice and snow.
July 9, 1999
July 8, 1999
New Links on Our Language Page including
June 30, 1999
June 28, 1999
June 24, 1999
June 22, 1999
SHELDON JACKSON IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: ALASKA NATIVE SCHOOLS AND MISSION CONTRACTS, 1885-1894, Stephen W. Haycox, The Pacific Historian, Volume XXVIII, Number 1, pages 18-28.
June 17, 1999
June 15, 1999
Statements from: Alaska Native Land Claims Part II, "Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress First Session on H.R. 13142, H.R. 10193, and H.R. 14212, Bills to Provide for the Settlement of Certain Land Claims of Alaska Natives, and for Other Purposes.
June 11, 1999
Life and Travel in "UNALAKLEET", Written by: Patricia H. Partnow
June 8, 1999
June 4, 1999
May 24, 1999
May 21, 1999
April 23, 1999
William Paul, Sr., and the Alaska Voters' Literacy Act of 1925, Stephen W. Haycox, Alaska History, journal of the Alaska Historical Society, Winter 1986/87.
April 22, 1999
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March 30, 1999
March 22, 1999
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March 3, 1999
March 2, 1999
March 1, 1999
1991: Making It Work, A Guide to Public Law 100-24, 1987 Amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska Federation of Natives (Part 1 and Part 8 are included in this web site)
The Iñupiat and the Christianization of Arctic Alaska, Ernest S. Burch, Jr., Études/Inuit/Studies, 1994, 18(1-2):81-108.
February 22, 1999
Feburary 19, 1999
February 8, 1999
February 1, 1999
World Wide Web Links
- Conclusions and Recommendations of the U.N. Experts Seminar on Indigenous Land Rights and Claims, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, March 24-28, 1996
- Nunavut Government Structure and Political Development
- ANCSA: Caught in the Act, Teachers Guide
- http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/just/links/natives.html Justice Center Web Site: University of Alaska Anchorage. Directories and listings of primarily Internet resources on Alaska Natives, American Indians, and other native and indigenous peoples regardless of nation.
January 20, 1999
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January 2, 1999
December 28, 1998
December 15, 1998
The Map Page
December 14, 1998
The Nelson Act of 1905An Act to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the district of Alaska, and for other purposes.
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