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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.






Editorial Page


Problems in Time


What do you do to have fun on weekends? If you have read a newspaper lately there have been many articles on inhalant abuse, mainly gas sniffing that young people do to "have a good time." But if that is what they call entertaining themselves, it does not sound very cool to me. Inhaling substances is not a good idea at all, and people who do it could lose their friends and family in addition to getting permanent brain damage. Besides, there are plenty of other interesting things to do other than getting high.

One scary thought about inhaling is how it makes people look and what it does to your body. I, personally, have seen and spoke with a chronic sniffer. This person had pimples all over her face, dark bags underneath her eyes, had very slow response time, and really didn't take care of herself. This person did not look like a basket of satisfactory fruit. Another frightening outlook on inhaling is that it causes brain damage or death through sudden heart attacks if people overdose with sniffing. Sorry, but I prefer clearheaded people.

Besides making you look terrible, sniffing can lead to loss of friends and family. Truthfully, would you want to hang out with someone who you don't understand at all? Most of the time inhalers are so high from the fumes even the simplest things don't make sense to them. Their mood swings and bad tempers drive everybody up the wall. I've read that some parents don't want their children around because the get too abusive and uncontrollable. So the parents end up either kicking their kids out of the house or sending them away to a treatment center. The last place I would want to end up is someplace where I don't know anybody.

Rather than looking bad and feeling rejected, wouldn't you much rather feel part of the "in crowd"? I sure would. And there are tons of things to do rather than inhale. Getting involved in sports is a great way to stay healthy and keep away from bad habits. I would rather play basketball instead of doing something that could harm my body. Wouldn't you? Other options are fishing, hunting, camping, walking, or getting involved with what's happening in your community. It really isn't that hard to find something to do once you set your mind to it.

So if you want to look gross, act dumb, and feel rejected maybe inhaling substances are for you. But if you are like any other person I know and want to be liked and accepted by people, then staying away from those dangerous inhalants is the best idea. I know I'm never going to get seduced by any harmful fumes, and anybody with a little common sense won't either.

by Charlotte Alstrom

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Feature News

School Begins With A Bang

Rose Lynn Fitka

Student Teacher Flora Evan

Marshall's New Airport

Tassie Fitka

Jason Isaac, New V.P.O.

Maurice Turet

Two New Teachers for Marshall

Lois Moore

Fishing The Yukon

Joe Fitka

Marshall Gets New Clinic Addition

Cheryl Hunter

A New Land Fill for Marshall

Tatiana Sergie

Marshall has a New Catholic Church

Kathy Duny

Fires Rage on the Yukon!

Jon Boots


What's Happenin' at School


Annie Hunter/Jon Boots

First and Second Grades

Joe Fitka

Third and Fourth Grades

Charlotte Alstrom

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Tassie Fitka

Junior High School

Guy Sandlin/Kathy Duny

Richard Olsen's Classes

Maurice Turet

Frank's Courses

Frank Keim

Nick's Classes

Lois Moore

Our Librarian

Tatiana Sergie

Donna's Room

Cheryl Hunter

Olga's Computer Class

Rose Lynn Fitka

Gail's Special Schedule

Cheryl Hunter

Marshall's New Counselor

Charlotte Alstrom/Tassie Fitka

Our New Head Cook

Kathy Duny

Living Without Parents  
September 1997 Calendar  
Editorial Page

Problems in Time

Charlotte Alstrom

Elder's Page

Howling Wolves

Vernon Evan

Comic Page  
Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope
Dear Tat  
Message Page (in pdf)  



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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