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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.





Opinion Section Opinion Section

Teen Centers in the Bush

Small villages need funding from the state to build teen centers. These teen centers should be equipped with games and activities that would turn teenagers' heads. The lack of such a building in Marshall has led teens to negative alternative activities. Ever since the pool hall was shut down, a lot of middle school and high school students have been getting in trouble for criminal activities such as drug and alcohol abuse. Village children have a lot of time on their hands, especially during the summer months, because there aren't enough jobs to go around. When they get tired of doing the same old thing every day for three months straight, they tend to experiment. Their experiments either end up in violence, addiction to tobacco, drugs and/or alcohol, and a criminal record. I've witnessed a lot of people change over the years because of their little experiments.

I think that the state government along with the municipalities should try a little experimenting of their own. They should build centers where children could hang out in a drug, alcohol and violence-free environment. My hypothesis of the results of this experimert is that our future generations will not begin to abuse drugs, alcohol or each other, and they will learn that fun and happiness can be found without drugs, alcohol or violence.

Rose L. Fitka
Teen Center
Wrong Place For A Dump Site

Wrong Place For A Dump Site

Five years ago there was talk in the village of Marshall that we were going to get a new dump site, one with an actual burner built into it. Well, four years ago it finally came true. But before we got the money for a new dump, everyone in the village first had to vote on where the dump site would be located. There was a variety of places to choose from. There was a place across the creek, which was a bad place. There was another place by the sewage lagoon in which nothing would be burned, only recycled, which was a very good idea.

Instead of these sites, they chose one on the tundra right behind the village. The problem with this one is that during the winter in Marshall we always have cross winds, which mostly come from the east, and when the trash is burned, the smoke comes straight into town and the scent is very strong and stinky.

I think that the people should have thought more deeply before making this decision. They have been living here longer than I have, and they all knew about the type of winds we've got here. Now, everyone has to smell the nasty stench the dump gives off when they burn the trash. Just because some people didn't think twice!

Mildred Fitka

Opinion Section

Teen Centers in the Bush

- Rose L. Fitka

Wrong Place For A Dump Site

- Mildred Fitka

School News

Three Interesting Women

Lily Wong-Filimore
- Nastasia Sergie

Mary Eunice Romero
- Rose Fitka

Sharon Besser
- Mildred Fitka

In Juneau with Close-Up

- Kimberly Fitka

Straight from Max

- Nastasia Sergie

Remember Earth Day?

- Frank Keim

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Time for a Change

- Donna Best

Fairfield, Here I Come

- Flora Evan

Life After Death

- Frank J.M. Keim

...a Vacation!

- Ray Butts

Village News

Maserculiq Inc. News

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Keeping People Alive

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Marshall Fish News

- Maurice Turet

New Post Office for Marshall

- Jolene Soolook

City of Marshall

- Kim Fitka

New Water and Sewer in Marshall

- Kimberly Fitka

Church News

Russian Orthodox News

- Jolene Soolook

Catholic Church Celebrates New
Millennium Jubilee

- Jolene Soolook

Elders Page


- Nick Andrew SR.

Fun Page


Guess Who






Message Page (in pdf)


Dear Kim


Marshall Mysteries


The Last Page

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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