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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.





Aniak Fair was Great!


The Interior River State Fair was held at Aniak on the 18th and 19th of August. People from Bethel, Anchorage, Kalskag, Chuathbaluk and, of course, Marshall, went to the Fair. Many of them had come to see the Anchorage live band play at the community hall on both Friday and Saturday nights. People who hadn't bought tickets beforehand had to pay ten dollars to get in at the door.

I went over with my family and really enjoyed it. I saw a lot of my friends from Aniak and Kalskag there. My aunt Francine from Anchorage even went for one night. She is also a hair stylist. While she was there most of the women from Aniak called her up to get their hair done. She also trimmed my hair for free which was nice of her.

On Friday night I went over to the community hall with my aunts and when I jumped out of the car I wasn't really sure if I wanted to go in. There were a lot of people milling around outside, talking and laughing. I had fun talking with my friend Marilyn Peterson and her brother Vernon. But Vernon was pretty quiet. The Anchorage band was pretty good, and I even danced a couple of times. I also had fun there with my friend Kim Dein from Spokane. We hung around together most of the time.

On Saturday night a bunch of Kalskag teenagers came to the dance, and I saw my cousins Harlan and Sonny. Then I met the two Savage brothers, Joseph and Yago. Later Danny Ausdahl from Kalskag came over to Aniak to pick up Kim's mom, and he was excited about the dance.

The Anchorage band played music from the 80's which was cool. The people enjoyed it and danced to their heart's content.

I have never had so much fun in my life. I hope that someday more people from all over go to Aniak for their Annual State Fair.

By: Carmen Pitka

Aniak Fair was Great!

The First time I saw a Black Bear

- Olga Moxie

My Plane Goes Down

- Victor Shorty

My Exciting Boat Rides

- Mary Jane Shorty

Two Unexpected Visitors

- Gerilyn Fitka

A Nightmare Ride

- Theresa George

The Biggest and the Smallest Pike

- Chris Fitka

An Adventure up Willow Creek

- Garrett Evan

Escaping From Marshall's Boredom

- Robert Pitka

An Exciting Day at Wilson Creek

- Fred Alstrom

Aniak Fair was Great!

- Carmen Pitka

Wiping Out

- Matthew Shorty

Bane Pickaz

- Ben Peteroff

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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