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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

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.





Dear TatDear TatDear Tat


Dear Tat,

People think I'm weird because I think being weird is cool. But it isn't, is it?


Dear Confused,

I think that people are weird at times when they don't want to be bored or just want to have fun. But it gets kind of bugging when people overdo it. Being weird is pretty cool, but I guess it has to do with the way you're acting weird.


Dear Tat,

I have a really bad allergy to turkey. I hate goose! Thanksgiving is coming up soon and I'm hungry for meat. What should I do?


Dear Allergic,

Maybe if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving and you're really hungry for meat, why not try a big King salmon?


Dear Tat,

I get so bugged by people misunderstanding. I mean, no matter how much you explain, it never seems to work. What can I do?

Bugged 3

Dear Bugged 3,

Maybe if you speak a foreign language to the people who don't understand you, they will understand you better.


Dear Tat,

Someone stole my mariner coil!!! What shall I do?

Mariner Man

Dear Mariner Man,

Well, maybe you could check around for it, or ask someone to buy you a brand spankin' new one.



Dear Tat,

I'm in love with someone. But, I'm really not sure if she understands the way I feel about her. What shall I do?


Dear Misunderstood,

You should either try to make her understand or fall in love with somebody else.


Dear Tat,

I have a math problem. What does 2+2 equal?


Dear Stunned,

Four, but you should go back to the first grade to relearn your math or find a Allergic 1st grader to help you.


Dear Tat,

I have many friends who can't keep secrets. I need to share my problems with someone I can trust. What can I do?


Dear Secretive,

Every person has at least one friend they can trust, and you must have a friend you can trust too. Find that person and only trust him or her with your closest secrets.


Dear Tat,

I've got a problem with a certain student. He can't concentrate. What do I do?


Dear Teach,

You should talk with the counselor.




Editorial Page

Native Sovereignty

Charlotte Alstrom

Say No to Drugs and Alcohol

Tassie Fitka


Max's Message from the Best
Little School on the Yukon


Feature News

A Bad Year For Eeling

Jonathan Boots

Floss Your Teeth

Tatiana Sergie

Armory Nearly Finished

Maurice Turet

Brush Your Teeth!

Rose Lynn Fitka

The AFN Convention

Mary June Tinker

What's Happenin' at School?

Annie's Kindergarten

Annie Hunter

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades

Written by the 2nd grade students.

Happy Thanksgiving from Room #103

Janice Olsen

Tom's Class

Tom Andrew

Richard's Classes

Richard Olsen

Frank's Classes

Frank Keim

Guy's Classes

Guy Sandlin

Special Olympics in Marshall

A New Volleyball Season For Alvin

Tassie Fitka

Fish Flash

Jonathan Boots

Signs of Global Warming

Joe Fitka



November 1997 Calendar


Elders Page


Taking the Wrong Trail

Alexander Isaac




Dear Tat


Mystery People


Did You Know That…


Fun Page


Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope


??Guess Who!!


Special Feature from the Tundra Drums
in memory of Veterans Day

Vietnam vet recalls the 'crazy wars'

Frank Keim

Message Page (in pdf)


End Notes
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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