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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Education Worldwide

Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: business, math, health, home economics, communications

Timeline: ongoing

Grade Levels: 11-12

Purpose: to provide hands-on experience that can be applied after graduation; to involve all age levels of the community in a student project


Nancy Stringham Buck


Square bullet Activities

  • Determine where café will be located.
  • Determine what foods will be served.
  • Determine what cooking equipment, furniture, and other materials will be purchased or made.
  • Determine costs of equipment and food production.
  • Determine selling price of food.
  • Learn public health regulations.
  • Decide hours café will be open and which student will do what jobs (i.e., cooking, serving, clean up, cashier).
  • Advertise in community through posters, notes sent home with students, and CB radio.

Square bullet Resources

  • Consumer Informations Center, Department 532 G, Pueblo, CO 81009
  • Food and Nutrition Service, Regional office, 550 Kearney Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 556-4950 
  • Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development


  • Use school cafeteria rather than a separate building. 
  • Decrease or expand number of items on the menu and/or hours café is open. Have an individual who has worked in or managed a cafe or restaurant help students prepare and plan.


Carving and Jewelry Co-Op

Fund-Raising: Concessions/Raffle/Auction/T-Shirt Sales

Rummage Sales

Mail Order Business

School-Based Enterprises

Café Operation

Open House

Community Use of School Library

Village Recreation

Guest Speakers


Local Livelihood

On-the-Job/Cooperative Education

College Preparation

Teacher's Aide Training

Managing Community Affairs

Land Claims Brainstorming

The Corporation Game or Alaska Monopoly

Reconveyances: ANCSA Studies

Resource Development Options

City Council Meeting Simulation

Mock Board of Directors Meeting

REAA School Board Trip

Your Village

Family Tree

Village Archaeology

Building Traditional Dwellings

Cultural Heritage Projects

Traditional Hunters Manual

Ethnic Dinners

Following the Iditarod Dog Race

Visit to the Tribes

Trip to Mexico

Cross-Country Skiing

Firearms Handling

First-Aid Training

Christmas Shopping      



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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified August 17, 2006