Process of Interviewing
by Rachel Craig
This is a very helpful document for the protocols of interviewing an Elder.
Science in Relation to Traditional Native Ways
Excerpt: "The following pages tell a story, and like many stories it tells about a journey that takes place over time. This journey begins with the elders. They tell stories about growing up and their experiences with education. They talk about how to know yourself, and why it is important to know your history and language. These elder stories provide direction for the journey."
for "Camps" in the First Alaskans Institute Resource
and Education Institute
Excerpt: "The Cultural Heritage
and Education Institutes' mission is threefold- to Share,
Educate and Restore; share Athabascan cultural knowledge and skills,
educate youth and adults on how to be sober productive participants
in native Athabascan and non-native western cultures and restore
the spiritual site of Old Minto and the history of a past village."
Excerpt: "Gaalee'ya Spirit
Camp is a non-profit community based organization intended
restrengthen, and instill genuine respect, love, and attitudes
that enable individuals to become willing and able to contribute
to their communities."
Guidelines for Working with Inuit Elders
Excerpt: "The following guidelines address how to work with Inuit
elders who may have little or no experience working in a formal workplace.
will help us better understand their expectations and meet their needs as
individuals and respected members of our communities. Inuit elders have
always lived on the land before they were relocated to the communities,
and they have a strong sense of belonging – to the land and to their
Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
The Native Elder Health Care Resource Center (NEHCRC), initially funded by
the Administration on Aging for a four-year period beginning February 1, 1994,
is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives and
Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.
Excerpt: "An academic centerpiece of the Alaska Native Studies
B.A. is its Elders-in-Residence program. Prominent tradition bearers
Native community are invited to reside on the Fairbanks campus
for extended periods each semester. Under the direction of Native
Studies faculty, students enrolled in ANS 401 receive direct instruction
from these distinguished elders. The course is designed to maximize
student-elder contact inside and outside the classroom to learn
about Native life, past and present."
ANKN Calendar of Events
For an up-to-date place for information on camps and other events,
the Alaska Native Knowledge Network Calendar of Events are updated regularly.