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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.






Leo Fitka

School Maintenance Man

Leo works for the Lower Yukon School District in Marshall and he works as the maintenance man at the school. He's gone through high school and two years of A & P mechanic training. He got his training in Los Angeles in building maintenance right after high school.

He works 8 hours a day around the school grounds. He gets paid 2,000 dollars a month and his boss is Roger Adams. As long as Leo is healthy he will stay on the job. Most of the time he works with Katemal Shorty and Paul Boots.

His responsibilities are to maintain heat, water and lights in the school, to maintain the teacher housing, to maintain the school building both inside and out, and to maintain the school vehicles. The best thing about his job is having a variety of things to do rather than the same thing every day. The worst thing about his job is to fix the frozen water or oil lines in 20 degree below zero weather at night.

His advice to the students is have futher education right after high school.

Interviewed by: Carmen
Leo Fitka


Clara Shorty
Librarian/Class Room Aide
Leo Fitka
School Maintenance Man
Florence Peter
Bingo Helper/Clerk
Alvin Owletuck Jr.
Rec Center Clerk
Nick Isaac
Bilingual/Bicultural Instructor
Roberta Fitka
Cecelia Coffee
Barbie Fitka
Head Start Director
Teresa Kameroff
Clem Kameroff
Commercial Fisherman
Gail Ann Fitka
Special Education Aide
Gloria Fitka
Julia Papp
Nick Boots
Sales Clerk
Ruth Fitka
Community Health Practitioner
Agnes Boliver
Head Start Cook
Karen Hunter-Ellis
Home School Coordinator
Ray Alstrom Sr.
Water Plant Operator Subsititute
Theresa Kamaq
Substitute Post Mistress
Theresa Shorty
Family Service Specialist
Angeline Coffee
Clifford Fitka
Co-op store clerk
Gabriel Duny
Weekend Sales Clerk
Liz Fitka
Community Health Aide
Jacob Isaac
Gas Attendant
Ellen Alstrom
Maserculiq Inc. Bookkeeper
Bruce Hunter
Village Bush Agent
Willie Duny Jr.
Community Education Aide
Olga Soolook
Teacher Aide
David Fitka
Water and Sewer Operator
Francis Evan
Head Start (preschool) Teacher's Aid
Ann Fitka
Camille Boliver
Co-op Maintenance Man
Paul Boots
Janitor for Marshall School
Theresa Evan
Richard Ellis
Village Public Safety Officer
Katemal Shorty
School Custodian
Alvin Owletuck Sr.
Mayor of Marshall
Andy Boots
Home School Coordinator
Vernon Evan
Subsistence Hunter
Nora Tikiun
Community Health Aide
Alex Nick
CO-OP Manager
Leslie Hunter Sr.
Manager of Hunter Sales
Willie H. Fitka Jr.
Mas. Inc. Pres./ Chairman of the Board Of Directors
Nancy Oney
Post Mistress
Alo Coffee
Maintenance Man
Jeff White
Video Rental Owner
Patrick Coffee
Head Start
Maintenance Man


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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