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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

Interethnic Communication, How to recognize negative stereotypes and improve communication between ethnic groups, Ron Scollon and Suzanne B.K. Scollon, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1980

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

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October 11, 1999


October 5, 1999

GUIDEBOOK for Integrating Cup'ik Culture and Curriculum

October 1, 1999

We have two images available for placing in educational web sites and linking back to this site. Click Here to see both graphics and sample HTML tags.

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

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

Check out the images and information about the Alaska Territorial Guard.

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

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New Links on Our Language Page including

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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

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