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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





Breakdown on the Break


This past Christmas vacation I went downriver to Pilot Station to pick up Anthony Nick Jr. (Upa-Boy) because he wanted to come up for his vacation. I went down all by myself because noone else wanted to travel with me.

A couple days after we came back, Joe Joe, Upa-Boy and I went out moose hunting over at Owl Slough where we followed a creek to a portage we knew about. We tried to go up the bank but it was tricky and we had to go up in a different spot. The first time I tried I failed, then Joe Joe tried and rolled his machine over because he went up side ways. Then I tried again and made it. The first meadow we checked had some fresh moose tracks in it, so we followed them further back. We saw nothing though and decided to go home. After we got home Upa-Boy went to sleep because he and Joe stayed up all night playing MK3.

A couple days later Richie came upriver and told us Upa-Boy had to go home. I told them I would bring him home when Ben and I go pick up his snow machine. A couple days afterward Ben and I decided to go down without Upa-Boy even thoughit was raining. It took us a while because we were both on the same machine and it was slushy. When we got down there we went over to the airport to look at Ben's new snow machine. Then we went to the gas station to get some gas for his machine so we could make the trip home. After that we went to the store to get something to eat and some other stuff we needed, then we headed home.

I finally took Upa-Boy to Pilot Station for the men's basketball tournament. Norma, Upa-Boy and I went down with two snow machines. But one broke down on our way, so we spent a few days at Pilot trying to fix that machine. We ended up pulling it home where Dan and I finally got it running again.

By: Garrett Evan

Breakdown on the Break

Breakdown on the Break

Time Spent With My Family

- Olga Moxie

A Fun Vacation

- Theresa George

Christmas In Akiak

- Tanya Peter

Breakdown on the Break

- Garrett Evan

Much Excitement During My Vacation

- Carmen Pitka

Christmas in Marshall and Russian Mission

- Gerilyn Fitka

New Year Tourney Well Enjoyed

- Chris Fitka

From New Years to Slavi

- Fred Alstrom

My Painful Vacation

- John Tikiun

Christmas Break

- Ben Peteroff


Student Stories


Tales by Parents


Tales by the Elders


Staff Stories


If I were...


The Christmas of my Dreams


Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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