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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.





A Fun Job for Alvin Sr.


This summer Alvin Owletuck Sr. enjoyed tendering fish from fisherman to the processors. Sometimes he and his crew member, Herman George, worked over 12 hours during the fish openings. The boat they ran was the Kimberly Ann. Alvin likes operating bigger boats. Both he and Herman needed helper's licenses to fish collect, so the Marshall Fish Plant provided the money to get the license. The manager at the plant was Lloyd Stiensky. He was also the manager of Mas. Inc. Nick Duny was the assistant manager.

Whenever there was an opening the two boats, Kimberly Ann and Kathleen, loaded up with ice and totes, then waited for fishing boats to come around. During the little runs sometimes the two boats waited for hours until they were able to buy fish from fishermen. But when there were big runs they were filled up fast. Some boats even had to deliver their fish themselves.

After the MFP bought all the fish they could, the fisherman had to deliver their fish to Boreal Fish Processors, located near Pitka's Point. Both the Kathleen and Kimberly Ann, and also a smaller collecting boat called the Agnes 0., brought the fish down for delivery. It took them six hours. While at Boreal they had to wait for at least an hour to unload their fish. After unloading they were invited into the office for snacks of pop or coffee. Then they bought gas for their return which they charged to MFP. When the drivers were done pumping gas they loaded up the totes then headed back upriver to Marshall. On their way up Alvin and Herman took turns driving the boat. After traveling for five hours they went straight home and took a rest.

Alvin says this is a good paying job and provides the income he needs. He was even able to buy an outboard motor he needed. "Being a fish buyer was one of the things I liked doing best this summer,"said Alvin.

Story by: Alvin Owletuck

Interviewed by: Matthew Shorty

A Fun Job for Alvin Sr.

Agnes Boliver's Very Lazy Summer

- Agnes Boliver/Gerilyn Fitka

Paul Boots's Summer

- Paul Boots/Mary Jane Shorty

Vernon and Irene's Busy Summer

- Vernon Evan/Carmen Pitka

Pete Williams' Exciting Summer

- Pete Williams/Fred Alstrom

My Mom's Busy Summer

- Mary Moxie/Olga Moxie

A Fun Job for Alvin Sr.

- Alvin Owletuck/Matthew Shorty

Martha Evan's Tiring Summer

- Martha Evan/Ben Peteroff

Nastasia Turet's Wonderful Summer

- Nastasia Turet/Theresa George

My Gram's Berry Picking Trip

- Mary Fancyboy/Victor Shorty


Student Stories

Other Student Stories

Stories of Summers Past


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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