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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.





Ben's Berry Picking Trip

"Near the end of July my mom and Fran Evan decided to go salmon berry picking in Cugarqtaleq, which is a slough across from Pilot Station. A few days later we packed our food and supplies. In Fran's boat there were Daisy Coffee, Daisy's kids, Martha Evan, Myra Evan, Little Legs(their dog) and their driver Garrett. In our boat there were Pete, my mom and I. We took off at about 3:30 in the afternoon and got to Pilot Station at about 5:00 p.m. We stopped there and ate a little before taking off to Cugarqtaleq. While we were traveling inside the slough Little Legs jumped out of the boat after a loon. It took us four and a half hours to reach our camping spot. Then we set up our tents and brought our things up from the boats and set them near our tents."

"Everyone except Garrett, Richard Boots and I then went up to the tundra to pick berries. While they were gone we rod and reeled, but there were no fish where we were. Garrett saw a tree branch drifting down the slough and snagged it with his rod. He tried to pull it in, but it was pulling out his line. Then I snagged it to help him. We still couldn't pull it in until Richard got his hook stuck on it, and at last we pulled it in. By that time the berry pickers were back."

"Later that evening Garrett and I were shooting at a beaver with our rifles when we saw four ducks land downstream from us. We took Fran's Boat and went to hunt them. Garrett wounded one, and we ended up trying to catch it for fifteen minutes. When we finally caught it we went back to the camp, ate, and went to bed."

"The next day we went to a different spot to pick berries. While the others were picking, Garrett, Richard, and I did some rod and reeling. A little while later the berry pickers came down because they saw two bears. So we moved to a different spot where they picked until they filled their buckets. Then we went back to our camp and slept another night. Around noon the next day we put our supplies back in our boats and came home."

By: Ben Peteroff

Interviewed By: Chris Fitka

Ben's Berry Picking Trip

Joel Isaac's Summer

- Joel Isaac/Kathy Duny

Joseph's Summer Vacation

- Joseph Fitka/Lois Moore

Gerilyn's Summer Vacation

- Gerilyn Fitka/Maureen Fitka

Theresa George's Summer Vacation

- Theresa George/Darcy Kameroff

Ben's Berry Picking Trip

- Ben Peteroff/Chris Fitka

Justin's Exciting Summer

- Justin Edwards (JEW)/Carmen Pitka

Clarice's Enjoyable Summer

- Clarice Westdahl/Carmen Pitka

Matthew's Fun Summer

- Matthew Shorty/Fred Alstrom

Bernice Working At Anchorage

- Bernice Tikiun/Tanya Peter


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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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