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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.





Finally on the 14th!

Most of the time during the Christmas break I stayed up all night walking around and trying to have a good time. Almost every night I would go out at about 10 o'clock in the evening and check my buddies. Then we wandered the streets to try to find something to do. Sometimes we would stay indoors at someone's house and talk and laugh at funny or stupid things that happened in the past.

When Slaviq neared I helped my mom get ready. I didn't follow the star all over this year, though I only went to four houses. I would have gone to a lot more houses, but I had to work at the store that week. Then I would go home at 11:00 p.m. so I could wake up by 8:00 a.m. I worked from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and the schedule got me ready for school again.

On the 14th, I started up my four-wheeler because all three of our snow machines weren't running, and I began riding around. Finally I was having some fun, and I rode around till I ran out of gas. Nick Fitka Jr. (Long) and Everett came along with their four-wheeler and pushed me and Porky to my house. Then we all stood outside of my house wondering what to do next. One of the boys asked me what was wrong with my mom's XLT, I told him it didn't want to start. They started pulling on it for awhile, it fired up. I then took Porky to his house and chatted with a bunch of people outside of Bernice Tikiun's place. I didn't want to stay out long because my mom wanted us to go to bed a little earlier so we would be in the habit of getting up for school when it started on the 17th. The next day my dad gassed up my four-wheeler and I went out for a ride. I had so much fun that night riding with my friends who had their own four-wheelers. We jumped around in the snow on the tundra, followed old trails, broke new trails and just simply had a good time.

The night before we had to go back to school everybody was out enjoying the last day of Christmas vacation. There were lots of four-wheelers and snow machines riding around and we were having a good time. Right before curfew at 10:00 p.m. someone with a four-wheeler asked us if we wanted to play tag with our four-wheelers. I agreed and we started playing. But at 10:00 p.m. I went home and did my homework. I had to prepare for school the next day.

Kimberly Fitka
Finally on the 14th!

Six Hours to Mtn Village!

- Nastasia Sergie

Jumping Snow Banks

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Following the Star

- Maurice Turet

Crash on a Snow Machine

- Jolene Soolook

Finally on the 14th!

- Kimberly Fitka

Eight Seconds of Fun

- Mildred Fitka


Student Stories


Stories from Parents,
and Community

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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