Yup'ik Bird Book
I began this 'book' as a series of articles on birds
found in the Lower Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. My rationale for beginning
the series was to try to get Yupik students more interested in
their language and traditional aspects of their culture through
the medium of birds. I also hoped they would become more interested
in science, and understand that, although there are differences
between western science and traditional Yupik knowledge, there
are many similarities as well."
Naparyarmiut Cultural Atlas
This student-produced Cultural Atlas is from Hooper Bay, Alaska,
through the direction of one of their teachers, Cate Koskey.
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This site is student-produced to express their culture in Kasigluk,
Yuungnaqpiallerput - The Way We Genuinely Live
- Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
Excerpt: "This exhibit teaches about the Yup'ik way of life--the
animals and plants, the tools used to survive, and the values.
It also teaches about the generosity of men and women who shared
their knowledge. "
Marshall Cultural Atlas
This collection of student work is Frank
Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for
others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum
Yaaveskaniryaraq: Cultural Education (13.7 MB pdf)
'Yaaveskaniryaraq' is humanities-based curriculum that focuses
on the literature, history, art, science, spirituality and social
systems of the Yup'ik civilization.
Poems by Maricia Skinna
Here are a selection of poems written by Maricia Skinna, originally
from Mountain Village and now living in Klawock, Alaska.
Our Language Our Souls: The Yup'ik
bilingual curriculum of the Lower Kuskokwim School District:
A continuing success story.
This curriculum database is a draft. Yupiit School District's
Yupiit Culture Curriculum serves as a template so that others
could apply the format to their locale.
The Alaska Native Values are now available online.
City School District Curriculum Guide
The Cultural Studies Program incorporate the Yup'ik way
of life into their curriculum.
Language and Culture Curriculum for High School, Level 1
By Phyllis Morrow and Chase Hensel
By Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
Excerpt: "For the Yupiaq people, culture, knowing and living are intricately
interrelated. Living in a harsh environment requires a vast array of precise
empirical knowledge to survive the many risks due to conditions such as unpredictable
weather and marginal food availability."
Orthodox Texts (Aleut, Alutiiq, Tlingit, Yup'ik)
An ongoing project offering Alaskan Orthodox Texts in their original languages
(Aleut, Alutiiq, Tlingit, Yup'ik). These texts were written by Sts. Innocent
(Veniaminov) and Jacob (Netsvetov) and others.
Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yupik Immersion School
This Charter School is a Yup'ik Immersion School for Grades
Alaska Culture Exposed
This is a Yupiaq blog with links, video and audio pertaining
to rural Alaska. This site began in 2005, with some rich cultural
KNBA 90.3 FM's
Native Word Archives
This site includes Native words with sounds from Native
speakers. The languages represented are Iñupiaq,
Aleut, Tlingit, Athabascan, and Yup'ik.
Studies Curriculum and Teacher Development Project (NSCTD) brings
together teams of teachers, elders, and community members
in various parts of Alaska with university-based specialists
to develop curricula on Alaska Native studies and language
that is available to all schools through the internet or
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska
Native Language Center is an excellent resource
for information on the languages of Alaska Natives.
Way of Making Prayer)
The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks: Exploring the cultural and
artistic traditions of the Yup'ik people of Southwest Alaska: A symposium.
From the National Museum of the American Indian.
Native Heritage Center
Excerpt: "The Alaska Native Heritage Center
is a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares
Alaska Native cultures. Since opening in 1999, the Center has
become Alaska's premier interactive cultural destination."