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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.





From New Years to Slavi

From New Years to Slavi  

This Christmas break I did a few things, but I mostly stayed home. They had a teen dance and I hung out there to kill the boredom. Christmas week they had a dance five days out of that week, even on Christmas eve and Christmas day. On December 28, the Pilot Station Ladyhawks came to play the Blazers. I didn't think the game was going to be that exciting but I stayed, and the game turned out to be an exciting one. After the ball game I stayed home during the day and went out during the night, patiently waiting for New Year's to arrive.

When New Year's Eve came, the Traditional Council, the Race Committee and the Russian Orthodox and Catholic Churches sponsored some activities. The only activity I tried was the turkey shoot. There were three categories to choose from, the .22 pistol, .22 rifle and high powered rifle. I tried the .22 pistol and high powered rifle and placed fourth in both events. I tied with my uncle David. In the high powered category I placed third. But when Richard Ellis tried again, he came in first, which knocked me down to fourth. So I took fourth in both events.

That same night I hung out at the fiddle dance for a little while then I went home and slept for about two hours. When I got up it was almost New Year's. I waited around until it was twelve o'clock when I fired off a few rounds with my rifle. Later I went back down to the fiddle dance and then went to the teen dance. When I got down to the city hall some people were lighting fireworks. I stayed at the teen dance until it was over. It wasn't very exciting but some people still danced. On January 1, the same activities were held as the ones the day before. I tried the turkey shoot again but this time I only shot the .22 pistol. After the turkey shoot they had a ball game where the Bobcats beat the Pilot Station Slow Pokes. Again that night I hung out at the teen dance until it was over. From the first of January until school started I hung out with my buddy who came over from Kalskag to watch ball games. The Pilot Station women came up and played again, and the Pitka's Point Dreamers came up and played the Blues and Bobcats. The Dreamers lost both games. I also went down to Pilot Station to watch the Men's Tournament where the Lost Boyz took first place. During Slavi I followed the star a little, and the last couple days I followed it all night round until it quit.

Fred Alstrom

From New Years to Slavi

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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