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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.





What My Parents
Would Have Done Differently
If They Could Do It Over


Matthew Shorty:

1. Spend more time with older children.
2. Not abuse alcohol when older children were little.
3. Participate in talking circles for young mothers to relieve stress depression.
4. Take parenting classes from elders and peers and organizations.
5. Not use tobacco when children were little.


Cheryl Hunter: 

1. Not give them as much money.
2. Not let them stay up so late.
3. Make them come home on time.
4. Not spoil them so much.
5. Not let them go to activities if they don't listen.


Rose Fitka: 

1. Teach them Yup'ik when they were small.


Tanya Peter:

1. Teach them to go to bed early and get up early.


Lorah Olsen:

1. Not be as strict on our oldest child.
2. Be a non-working mother.
3. Read to my children more.
4. Not spoil Lorah as much.
5. Have more children.


Charlotte Aistrom:

1. Wouldn't give them everything they wanted.
2. Give them more discipline.
3. Give them more support.
4. Have parenting classes before having kids.
5. Teach kids more self-esteem.


Greg Evan: 

1. Pay more attention to their needs.
2. Give more emotional support.
3. Interact with them more both in and out of home.


Robert Pitka: 

1. More discipline.
2. Give kids more information about drugs and alcohol.
3. Put more emphasis on not having sex until kids are older and really ready.
4. Tell children not to have kids until they're older.
5. Tell kids to get a higher education after graduation.


Tatiana Sergie: 

1. Teach kids to speak our own Yup'ik language.
2. Try to get them home on time.
3. Try not to spoil the two last ones too much.
4. Give more attention to children when they're young.
5. Give them more discipline.


Jonathan Boots: 

1. Say "no"a little more.
2. Go out together more, like camping or fishing.
3. Ease down on watching videos.
4. Have more social things like family gatherings.


Tassie Fitka: 

1. Don't do any drugs that would hurt the children or us.
2. Be open about problems.
3. Spend more time with the children.
4. Go to church more often as a family.
5. Don't leave the children with a babysitter for a long time.



What Worked
For My Parents in Raising
Their Kids


What My Parents
Would Have Done Differently
If They Could Do It Over


Advice From Parents
To Young Parents


for parents


The Kids


Do's and Do Not's about Parenting


Gems of Wisdom from
the Elders


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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