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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 Section

Understanding Could Save the Earth

Understanding Could Save the Earth

There are many things happening in the world due to the weather phenomenon, El Nino. El Nino is the warming of the water in the tropical Pacific every 1-3 years. It was given its name, which means "Christ child," by Peruvians 200 years ago when they noticed ocean warming at Christmas time. El Nino can cause many different weather patterns, such as heavy rains, snow storms, droughts, and forest fires all around the world. Thinking real hard about El Nino, I wonder if it could be caused by global warming, or at least linked in some indirect way. Everybody knows about the Greenhouse Effect and that it is getting worse and worse, so couldn't this be causing the ocean water in the El Nino zone to get warmer faster than usual? I think that it is, and if everybody in the world doesn't start changing the way they are treating the Earth and it's atmosphere, everything could become a big disaster.

The present El Nino has been going on for a long time, longer than all the other "normal" El Nino's have been. Maybe it's a coincidence, but our Earth is becoming warmer, and the temperature is rising a lot faster now than it did before all the big factories became popular. But I don't think it's a coincidence. All you have to do is think logically to come to that conclusion. Scientists seem to always need an explanation for everything. And it always has to be so complicated with them. They have all these formulas that don't make any sense to an average mind. But sometimes all people need is the average mind to figure something out, not Einstein's brain, or Ben Franklin's brain, just the brain you think with every day to make simple decisions. And everyday simple decisions could help make our planet a safer, healthier place to live.

Everything on the Earth is now being affected by global warming and El Nino. Sea life, including sea mammals, is dying and disappearing, and there seems to be nothing that anybody can do about it. The land is burning from droughts or being swept away by floods. People are also dying every day becauseof the disasters all around the world caused by this phenomenon. Take the baby seals and sea lions of California, for example. If you walk along the California shoreline, you'll find hundreds of them that are sick, dying, or dead because the warm water from El Nino is depleting their food supply.

All you have to do is imagine that these mammals are human beings, and that we are dying because our warming planet is destroying our ways of getting food. You see, nothing is too complicated for us to understand. And if people don't start understanding soon that we have to be careful about what we do to the Earth and its atmosphere, one of these days it may be too late to do anything about it.

Charlotte Alstrom




Editorial Section
Charlotte Alstrom


Rose Lynn Fitka


Community News

Caribou Hunting at Kalskag

Jackie Paul George

Orthodox Church News

Nick Isaac

Catholic Church News

Tassie Fitka

Career Fair at Hooper Bay

Tatiana Sergie


What's Happenin' at School


Annie Hunter

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades

By the 1st and 2nd Grades

Third and Fourth Grades

Janice Olson

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Flora Evan

Richard's Classes

Richard Olsen

Guy's Classes

Guy Sandlin

Frank's Classes

Frank Keim

Basketball Update

Cheryl Hunter

Marshall School Has A New Teacher

Maurice Turet

Donna Returns from Close-Up

Valerie Nick

What if...

Valerie Nick



Word Search


Elder's Page

Caught in a Snow Storm

Theresa Boots



Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope


Valentine's Dedications


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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