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ANKN is a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. We are pleased to create and distribute a variety of publications that assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia. Below are publications we offer. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.



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  1. Please visit the ANKN Online Bookstore (link is available at: https://uaf.edu/cxcs

Books

A Yupiaq Worldview

A Yupiaq Worldview 2nd Edition
A. Oscar Kawagley
174 pp

In a call to unite the two parts of his own and modern Yupiaq history, Kawagley proposes a way of teaching that incorporates all ways of knowing available in Yupiaq and Western science. He has traveled a long journey, but it ends where it began, in a fish camp in southwestern Alaska, "a home for his heart, mind, and spirit."

Available at
Waveland Press
Bird Traditions of the Lime Village Area

Bird Traditions of the Lime Village Area Dena'ina
Upper Stony River Ethno-Ornithology
Priscilla N. Russell | George C. West
226 pages, 6" x 9"

Russell and West present us with a unique opportunity to experience the cultural traditions of how a population of Alaska Native peoples relate to birds.

$15.95
Building Community

Building Community: Reforming Math and Science Education in Rural Schools
Paul Boyer
128 pages, 6" x 9", color photos, also available free as a PDF download

A report on the National Science Foundation's Rural Systemic Initiative.

$10.00
Conflicting Visions in Alaskan Education revisited
Conflicting Visions in Alaskan Education revisited
Richard Dauenhauer
Published by Tlingit Readers, Inc.
48 pp, 6" x 9"

A glimpse of the intellectual history of educators in Alaska, and English teachers in particular. It is about the life and work of two men: John Veniaminov and Sheldon Jackson.

$4.95
Howard Luke: My Own Trail

Howard Luke: My Own Trail
Howard Luke
112 pp, 6" x 9"

Howard tells his story of early childhood experiences, the influence his mother had upon him, and people and events that shaped his adult life as well as his vision for a bright future. While this book is enjoyable reading for everyone, it is a valuable resource for people who consider the Tanana Valley their home. Howard Luke: My Own Trail comes with a foldout 18" x 24" map of the area between Fairbanks and Nenana that Howard calls home.

$16.95
IÑUKSUK: Northern Koyukon, Gwich'in & Lower Tanana IÑUKSUK: Northern Koyukon, Gwich'in & Lower Tanana 1800-1901
Adeline Peter Raboff
210 pp, 6" x 9"

The history of the Northern Koyukon, Western Gwich'in and Lower Tanana was kept by storytellers for over a hundred and fifty years. This is a fascinating account of their history taken from written records of the early explorers, traders and missionaries and the oral tradition of the Alaska Native peoples themselves.

$15.95
Tlingit Moon & Tide

Tlingit Moon & Tide
Teacher Resource: Elementary Level
Dolly Garza
Published by the University of Alaska School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
72 pp, 8.5" x 11"

This book brings an understanding of science and ecology to the elementary classroom, by showing teachers how to present local and ecosystem knowledge held by longtime inhabitants of Southeast Alaska. Native knowledge has an increasingly important role, as mainstream America comes to terms with our dependence on a healthy Earth.

$10.00
Will the Time Ever Come: A Tlingit Source Book Will the Time Ever Come: A Tlingit Source Book
Andrew Hope, III and Thomas F. Thornton
University of Washington Press and the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
160 pp, 6" x 9"

In 1993 the Tlingit tribes and clans convened a landmark conference in Haines, Alaska that brought Native peoples from Alaska and Canada together with scholars of their language, history and culture to exchange information and develop a collaborative agenda for future research and policy initiatives. This volume represents the fruits of that unique exchange and collaboration.

$10.00
Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being
Harold Napoleon with commentaries
76 pp, 5.5" x 8.5", also available free as a PDF download (24 MB) or as an eBook

Occasionally an author takes bits and pieces of information that many people are more or less familiar with and puts them together in a way that offers new possibilities for understanding events around us. The focal point in Harold Napoleon's Yuuyaraq is such a discussion. It is about the initial effects and continuing impact of the epidemics that afflicted Alaska Natives from the 1770s through the 1940s.

$5.95
Alaska Native Science Alaska Native Science:
A Curriculum Guide

by Dolly Garza
2011

This curriculum handbook introduces the reader to the creative potential of bringing multiple knowledge systems to bear in our understanding of the world around us.

$10.00
Alutiiq Plantlore Alutiiq Plantlore:
An Ethnobotany of the Peoples of Nanwalek and Port Graham, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

by Priscilla N. Russell
2011

The Nanwalek and Port Graham Alutiiq of Alaska use many of the plants that grow in their country. They have a rich cultural heritage in which they deserve to have pride. This book contains detailed documentation of their ethnobotanical knowledge.

$10.00
Sharing Our Pathways Sharing Our Pathways:
Native Perspectives on Education in Alaska

Edited by Ray Barnhardt and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
2011

The essays contained in this compendium were assembled from a collection originally published in the Sharing Our Pathways newsletter, which was issued bi-monthly over a period of ten years (1996–2005) under the auspices of the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative.The essays contained in this volume were produced as an outgrowth of the many initiatives implemented by the staff and Elders associated with the AKRSI.

$20.00
Alaska Native Education: Views From Within
Edited by Ray Barnhardt and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
2010

The authors of the essays contained in this volume seek to identify the limitations of the existing system of education and offer alternative views that point toward the revaluation of local knowledge and ways of knowing, with emphasis on blending old and new practices that address the contemporary needs of Alaska Native people, and in so doing, benefit all people.

$20.00
Yaabaa Teeshaay The Adventures of Yaabaa Teeshaay: First Man Stories from Healy Lake
As Told by Ellen Demit and David Joe, edited by Constance Ann Friend
2010

The Adventures of Yaabaa Teeshaay provides a window into ancient wisdom. The late Ellen Demit belonged to a time when storytelling was still commonly practiced. Connie Friend has documented as much as Ellen (then in her nineties) could recall. Irene Arnold, a Tanacross language specialist, and linguist Thoman translated the Athabascan and transcribed it into Healy Lake Tanacross.

$10.00
Evelyn Alexander

Evelyn Alexander: A Life History in Her Own Words
In collaboration with Joshua Weiser

2007
86 pages

Evelyn Alexander's life story gives us a glimpse into a way of life in Interior Alaska that is gradually fading from memory as those who experienced it first hand pass on. In collaboration with Joshua Weiser, Evelyn describes her experiences growing up in the Minto Flats area and how the demands of day-to-day living forged a close relationship to the land and to those she shared her life with.

$10.00
The Gospel According to Peter John The Gospel According to Peter John
Peter John with commentaries
edited by David J. Krupa
available for free as a PDF download (2.3 MB) or as an eBook

The words in this book carry some of the spoken wisdom of one of Alaska's great human resources—Athabascan (Doyon) Chief Peter John of Minto. His life chronicled not only the old ways of his people, but also the rapid and often tragic changes in Native life stemming from the sudden influx and dominance of Euroamerican people, culture and values in this century.

OUT OF PRINT
Gwich'in Native Elders
Shawn Wilson
available for free as a PDF download or as an eBook

In this study, Shawn Wilson examines the role, characteristics, and needs of Gwich'in Native Elders of Fort Yukon, Alaska. Using participant observer and ethnographic methodologies, the researcher was able to make a distinction between respected elders and the elderly. Through the literature reviewed, it was established that strong healthy elders are essential in the healing of their communities.

OUT OF PRINT
K'aiiroondak: Behind the Willows

K'aiiroondak: Behind the Willows
Richard Martin as told to Bill Pfisterer
Published by the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
306 pp, 10" x 8"

K'aiiroondak in the Gwich'in language means "something behind the willows." In the north country willows often grow in areas that were once cleared for settlement. When viewed from the river, the willows screen any sign of human inhabitation. Yet, these places were home to many and still live in the memory of a few. Trade and life prospered along the Porcupine until after World War II. But by the early 1950s, the settlements of the Porcupine were deserted or inhabited only seasonally. Richard Martin's stories bring back this busy time in Alaska history.

$15.00

eBooks

The following e-books are distributed through the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. You can download them for free to your portable device. For iBooks, you can simply click on the link from your browser, and it will prompt you to open with the app. For Nook, I would suggest downloading the e-book to your computer, and then transfer the file using the USB connector. More e-books will be added later.

Ecosophy and Education

Ecosophy and Education

The collected essays of Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley.

Contains a collection of papers and articles written by Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, PhD., including his doctoral dissertation, curriculum vitae, and a tribute from his colleaguee.

 

Tribute, Dissertation, & CV

Published Essays

Miscellaneous

SOP Articles

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being
Harold Napoleon with commentaries

Occasionally an author takes bits and pieces of information that many people are more or less familiar with and puts them together in a way that offers new possibilities for understanding events around us. The focal point in Harold Napoleon's Yuuyaraq is such a discussion. It is about the initial effects and continuing impact of the epidemics that afflicted Alaska Natives from the 1770s through the 1940s.

Yuuyaraq
The Gospel According to Peter John

The Gospel According to Peter John
Peter John with commentaries
edited by David J. Krupa

The words in this book carry some of the spoken wisdom of one of Alaska's great human resources—Athabascan (Doyon) Chief Peter John of Minto. His life chronicled not only the old ways of his people, but also the rapid and often tragic changes in Native life stemming from the sudden influx and dominance of Euroamerican people, culture and values in this century.

The Gospel According to Peter John (eBook)

The Gospel According to Peter John (pdf)
Gwich'in Native Elders
Shawn Wilson

In this study, Shawn Wilson examines the role, characteristics, and needs of Gwich'in Native elders of Fort Yukon, Alaska. Using participant observer and ethnographic methodologies, the researcher was able to make a distinction between respected elders and the elderly. Through the literature reviewed, it was established that strong healthy elders are essential in the healing of their communities.

Gwich'in Native Elders (eBook)

Gwich'in Native Elders (pdf) download

 

Alaska Cultural Standards & Guidelines
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The following booklets and poster are available for $1.00 each.

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Preparing Culturally-Responsive Teachers for Alaska's Schools

Guidelines for Preparing Culturally-Responsive Teachers for Alaska's Schools

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Culturally-Responsive School Boards Guidelines for Culturally-Responsive School Boards

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Nurturing Culturally-Healthy Youth Guidelines for Nurturing Culturally-Healthy Youth

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge

Online HTML
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also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Strengthening Indigenous Languages Guidelines for Strengthening Indigenous Languages

Online HTML
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also available on interactive CD

 

Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries
(outside link)

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Posters
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These posters are from the various regions in Alaska. They are available at $1.00 each (unless otherwise noted) directly from the ANKN offices.

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools
Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools
Yuuyaraq / Cuuyaraq Values Poster
Yuuyaraq / Cuuyaraq Values Poster
Kodiak Alutiiq Values Poster
Kodiak Alutiiq Values Poster
Athabascan Values Poster
Athabascan Values Poster
Unangax Values Poster
Unangax Values Poster

Southeast Values Poster
Southeast Values Poster
Bristol Bay Yup'ik Values Poster
Bristol Bay Yup'ik Values Poster
   

 

 

 

 

 

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