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Subsistence Curriculum Materials

Tsimshian Region

Classrooom Ready
Draft Stage
Support Materials

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Family Feather:Nutrition (video)

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Library Resources For Developing Subsistence Curriculum

Garibaldi, Ann. Medicinal flora of the Alaska Natives : a compilation of knowledge from literary sources of Aleut, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Yupik traditional healing methods using plants Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Natural Heritage Program 1999.

 

Relevant reports from Subsistence Division, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Technical Paper Series: Tsimshan

Betts, Martha F., Robert F. Schroeder, Thomas Thornton, and Anne-Marie Victor. Forthcoming. Subsistence Resource Use Patterns in Southeast Alaska: Summaries of Thirty Communities. Technical Paper No. 216.

Cohen, Kathryn Koutsky. 1983. The Noncommercial Harvest and Use of Halibut in Southeast Alaska: A Summary of Current Information. Technical Paper No. 73.

George, Gabriel D., Matthew A. Kookesh, David D. Mills, and James A. Fall. 1984. The Non- Commercial Harvest of Crab in Southeast Alaska: A Summary of Available Information. Technical Paper No. 103.

Thornton, Thomas F. 1992. Subsistence Use of Brown Bear in Southeast Alaska. Technical Paper No. 214.

Victor, Anne-Marie. Forthcoming. Subsistence Harvest and Trade of Herring Eggs on Macrocystis Kelp in Hydaburg, Alaska. Technical Paper No. 225.

Wolfe, Robert J. and Craig Mishler. 1993. The Subsistence Harvest of Harbor Seal and Sea Lion by Alaska Natives in 1992. Technical Paper No. 229.

Wolfe, Robert J. and Craig Mishler. 1993. The Subsistence Harvest of Harbor Seal and Sea Lion by Alaska Natives in 1993. TechnicalPaper No. 233.

Recommendations:

1. Encourage Iñupiaq subsistence curriculum development. There is a large void here. This might include contracting with someone to prepare materials from the Simon Paniak Museum for publication, as well as encouraging Elmer Jackson to further develop his draft, and NWASD to make their materials classroom ready.

2. Work with Jerry Lipka and Ciulistet to encourage publication of their materials. These materials form the backbone (or could) of subsistence materials from the Yup'ik area.

3. Encourage Aleut and Alutiiq subsistence curriculum development. There is a huge void here. I am not sure what to suggest. I have worked with Cugachmiut on subsistence curriculum, but their focus is on language materials at present. Perhaps the Alutiiq Museum and KANA might be the best bets. There is a fur seal curriculum planned for the Pribilofs, but it is only in the planning stages.

4. Encourage the publication of the TCC Headstart materials. Sara Kienzli the Director, is looking for a commercial publisher, but it would be a good idea to make contact with her again in the spring, as she is extremely busy, and may only follow up to a limited extent. If she is unable to find a commercial publisher, I would recommend that ANKN co-publish or something. She also has information of traditional child rearing practices and beliefs for the Koyukon and Gwich'in areas.

5. Fund more updating and publishing of Iditarod School District materials. It would be nice to see another 6 developed, and then all 13 published together as a book.

6. Encourage development of the Salmon Curriculum Matrix, as a way of integrating SE Alaska materials in a larger framework.

7. Stay abreast of the 7th Grade curriculum David Thunder Eagle and Pat Partnow are creating at CITC.

 

 

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