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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.





Tom Becomes Sub Deacon


"Summer started out as usual for me, but with little hope of having enough water on the Yukon to commercial fish and to travel on. My hopes for higher salmon prices were also dampened by hearing about the fish farms flooding the market with farmed salmon. This made getting ready for commercial fishing not as exciting as it had been in other years. We had hoped to have a good summer of fishing and then to put away a lot of dried salmon for the winter. However, many of these "noble" goals weren't met.

In June, we started commercial fishing. We knew that "most" of the King salmon had already passed because they were early this year. Spring was also about two weeks early. Many days before we had our commercial fish opening, everyone was expecting low fish prices. That prediction came out pretty accurate. We had our lowest salmon prices since before the '70's. And the fish price did not change. That was the pits! Our local and regional economy was extremely low for the first time that I can remember. We all had a very poor summer. On the "flip-side," however, we had the largest number of marriages in Marshall ever in a single season.

When July came I was selected by our parish priest to be ordained as a Subdeacon. On July 11, 1996, I was ordained in Russian Mission by the Bishop at the Annual Russian Orthodox Yukon conference.

My summer felt too short. I wish that it felt a lot longer. But don't we all wish it were that way!"


By: Tom Andrew

Interview by: Jack George

Tom Becomes Sub Deacon


- Leo Fitka/Kathy Duny 

Tom Becomes Sub Deacon

- Tom Andrew/Jack George 

Janice Olsen's Summer Weddings

- Janice Olsen/Mary Jane Shorty

Terri Manumik's Fish Camp Vacation

- Theresa Manumik/Tanya Peter 

Frank's Summer in South America

- Frank Keim/Matthew Shorty 

Jennifer's Fairbanks Summer

- Jennifer Keim/Kathy Duny

Richard's South Dakota Vacation

- Richard Olson/John Tikiun Jr.

Gail Fitka's Summer Happenings

- Gail Fitka/Charlotte Alstrom

Katemal Shorty's Summer

- Katemal Shorty/Garrett Evan

Summer Waitress Job

- Brandy Ostanik/Robert Pitka

Lost on the Way to St. Michael

- Annie Hunter/Jon Boots

Max Lunt's Hectic Summer

- Max Lunt/Fred Alstrom 

A Wedding in Bethel

- Olga Soolook/Cheryl Hunter

Busy Summer

- Donna Best/Michelle Polty

Student Tales


Tales from Parents and Community


Tales from Our Elders


Tales from Our School Staff

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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