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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.






Karen Hunter-Ellis

Home School Coordinator

Karen Hunter-Ellis is the Community School Coordinator. Her employer is the LYSD. Her boss is Roger Adams. She didn't need any training for her job. Karen graduated from high school and has two years worth of college education. She got her college education from the UAF, UAA, and University of Eastern Oregon.

Karen works with both the teachers and students. She also prepares a monthly newsletter for the parents. Karen works three hours a day, five days a week. She hopes to work here until school gets out in May. The time that she spends with the students is divided evenly and she tries to work with different students.

The responsibilities of this job are to prepare a community newsletter, work with the students and teachers who need her, and to help the students on the IBM computers. The best thing about Karen's job is that she works only three hours a day. She said it's the best part because she doesn't have to get up early.

Karen's advice to the young people is to make sure you have a lot of patience and to have some experience in journalism if you want to do a newsletter.

Interviewed By:

Gerilyn Fitka



Clara Shorty
Librarian/Class Room Aide
Leo Fitka
School Maintenance Man
Florence Peter
Bingo Helper/Clerk
Alvin Owletuck Jr.
Rec Center Clerk
Nick Isaac
Bilingual/Bicultural Instructor
Roberta Fitka
Cecelia Coffee
Barbie Fitka
Head Start Director
Teresa Kameroff
Clem Kameroff
Commercial Fisherman
Gail Ann Fitka
Special Education Aide
Gloria Fitka
Julia Papp
Nick Boots
Sales Clerk
Ruth Fitka
Community Health Practitioner
Agnes Boliver
Head Start Cook
Karen Hunter-Ellis
Home School Coordinator
Ray Alstrom Sr.
Water Plant Operator Subsititute
Theresa Kamaq
Substitute Post Mistress
Theresa Shorty
Family Service Specialist
Angeline Coffee
Clifford Fitka
Co-op store clerk
Gabriel Duny
Weekend Sales Clerk
Liz Fitka
Community Health Aide
Jacob Isaac
Gas Attendant
Ellen Alstrom
Maserculiq Inc. Bookkeeper
Bruce Hunter
Village Bush Agent
Willie Duny Jr.
Community Education Aide
Olga Soolook
Teacher Aide
David Fitka
Water and Sewer Operator
Francis Evan
Head Start (preschool) Teacher's Aid
Ann Fitka
Camille Boliver
Co-op Maintenance Man
Paul Boots
Janitor for Marshall School
Theresa Evan
Richard Ellis
Village Public Safety Officer
Katemal Shorty
School Custodian
Alvin Owletuck Sr.
Mayor of Marshall
Andy Boots
Home School Coordinator
Vernon Evan
Subsistence Hunter
Nora Tikiun
Community Health Aide
Alex Nick
CO-OP Manager
Leslie Hunter Sr.
Manager of Hunter Sales
Willie H. Fitka Jr.
Mas. Inc. Pres./ Chairman of the Board Of Directors
Nancy Oney
Post Mistress
Alo Coffee
Maintenance Man
Jeff White
Video Rental Owner
Patrick Coffee
Head Start
Maintenance Man


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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