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Native Pathways to Education
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Cup'ik RavenCup'ik Cultural Values

 

CUP'IK VALUES
As shared by the elders

 

 

 

  • Help other people.
  • Help with family chores and needs.
  • Early to bed and early to rise.
  • Provide time to see how your life is going.
  • There's always time to play AFTER your work is done.
  • Pingnatugyaraq: learn to do things yourself.
  • Respect and honor your elders
  • Always show good behavior
  • Listen to all advice given to you.
  • Remember what you are taught and told.
  • Respect other peoples belongings.
  • Respect the animals you catch for food.
  • Gather knowledge and wisdom from the elders.
  • Never give up in trying to do what you set your mind on.

 

 

THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
  • A balance between learning from books and learning from life.
  • A balance between the present and the past
  • A balance between the planned experiences and the experience of planning.
  • A balance between intellectual and behavioral goals.
  • A balance between traditional school curriculum and the unique needs of Cup'ik students.

 
 

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