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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.





Gerilyn's Summer Vacation


Gerilyn's summer started off with a boat ride down to Pilot Station.

"That was one of the first places I went to by boat," she said. "We went down on a Friday, stayed until Sunday, then we came home. We went down for a fund raiser the churches sponsored. The day after we came back, we went out camping. I would say that this year wasn't as much fun as the other years I've gone camping because we stayed at camp for only a few days. When fishing started I was babysitting for my auntie. I made some money doing that job, and that money paid for my vacation trip to Bethel for the fourth of July. I went on a charter plane with my cousins and auntie Ruth.

"The trip was so much fun that it was worth all the money spent on it."

After she came back from Bethel she helped her mom cut fish a couple of times. After the house work was all done she would also go out and check the fish net with her brother Jerry. They continued that until the fish house was full. Then she was introduced to rod and reeling. At first she thought it was boring, but she found out it was more fun than she had expected. One day she claimed there was fish all around the boat and she had so much fun she didn't want to return home. Every day after that she never wanted to stay home and she would always ask one of her brothers to bring her out.

During the middle of July Gerilyn went to Mt. Village with the fiddling band from Marshall. When she returned here, she found her sister Caroline had come home. It was the first time she had seen Caroline's little boy Cory. She was so happy to see him she spent all her leisure time with him. After he and his mother left for Fairbanks, she also spent time with her auntie Gloria and her two youngest children Shannon and Donald. So Gerilyn's summer didn't turn out so bad after all.



Story by: Gerilyn Fitka

Interviewed by: Maureen Fitka

Gerilyn's Summer Vacation

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


Tails About






Tails From


Tails from



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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