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November, 2002

It's Native Heritage Month!! (even though we all know it's ALWAYS time to celebrate Native life and cultures) The Southcentral Native Educators' Association has posted a calendar of some of the events taking place for American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month. Be sure to let them know if you're hosting an event and it's not on their calendar!

October, 2002

Click here to be sure your Alaska Native education program gets into the Alaska Native Education Resource Guide the First Alaskans Institute has commissioned from the McDowell Group.

Getting Ready!! For the 2002 AFN Elders and Youth Conference - This page has information about what's going to be happening and discussed at this year's Alaska Federation of Natives Youth events. Includes: readings, photographs, biographies, and a lot more. Be ready! Watch here for updates.

Agenda for the 2002 Leadership Summit - The Sun Is Rising - Presented by the First Alaskans Institute.

September, 2002

Teaching Unit for Primary Grades K-3 -- "KEET" by Claribel and Henry Davis. Includes legend of Keet, teaching unit, further activities, and bibliography.

A new book is added to the Alaskool library - Monuments In Cedar by Edward L. Keithahn. Focusing on totem poles this book includes photographs, a detailed map of the totempolar region, stories, and more.

Book review: Alaskool's own Jim Kerr discusses Sydney Huntington's Shadows on the Koyukuk.

August, 2002

A History of the Nome, Alaska Public Schools: 1899 to 1958 From the Gold Rush to Statehood, A Thesis, By John Marion Poling, B.A., College, Alaska, May 1970

Maniixaq (Maniilaq) - Now available as a PDF (portable document file). Clean, new presentation and easy to navigate. Right click and "save as."

July, 2002

Paul Ongtooguk's address to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Summit on Native Education, April 24, 2002 in Bethel, Alaska

June, 2002

Tongass Text - By Emma and Frank Williams of Ketchikan, 1978. In both English and a special version of Tlingit that linguists have used to better understand how Tlingit language has developed and changed over time.

The 25% Project -- High school history class assignment and student projects from Juneau-Douglas High School's Early Scholars Program (ESP) - a program for college-bound Alaska Native students. Assignment directs students to delve into their own cultural knowledge and histories in creative informational projects.

May, 2002

Equity for Alaska Natives: Can High-Stakes Testing Bridge the Chasm Between Ideals and Realities? By Ken Jones and Paul Ongtooguk
(c)2002, Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc.

Alaska Native Education Study: A Statewide Survey of Alaska Native Values and Opinions Regarding Education in Alaska - This 150 page report was prepared for the First Alaskans Foundation by the McDowell Group and was presented at the Alaska Native Education Summit in late 2001. Download is an Adobe Acrobat pdf - PC users may right-click and "save as".

April, 2002

Documenting Indigenous Knowledge and Languages: Research Planning & Protocol by Beth Leonard, UAF

"Explorations 2002" announces a call for submissions of poetry, short fiction, with awards totaling $2,500. Explorations is the literary magazine of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska. A new category has recently been added inviting Alaska Native writers who focus on Alaska Native themes to submit their work for a $500 first prize.

Alaska Natives into Psychology - Find out more by downloading or opening this PDF brochure.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Conference, April 28 - May 2 in Anchorage

March, 2002

Paul Ongtooguk's address to the Alaska Native Education Summit, November 30, 2001

Alaskool Director Paul Ongtooguk's address to the 2001 Bering Strait Regional Conference February 23, 2001

Culture and Change for Iñupiat and Yupiks of Alaska, by Edna Ahgeak MacLean. Also available in Portable Document Format (PDF) - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Ronald H. Brower Sr. - Cultural Uses of Alaska Marine Mammals, Part I (from 29th Alaska Science Conference, August 15-17, 1978) and Part II (December 2001 update)

Field-Based Education for Alaskan Native Teachers and Domestication of the Ivory Tower by Ray Barnhardt, Cross-cultural Education Development Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Materials from Herb and Andy Hope - The Kiks.ádi Survival March of 1804 by Herb Hope, and two poems by Andy Hope - "Sputnik" and "When Good People Walk Among Us"

January, 2002
Civil Rights Week - Explore racism's history and issues in Alaska

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