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ANKN is a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. We are pleased to create and distribute a variety of publications that assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia. Below are publications we offer. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NOTE: As of September 1, 2005, some of our books will be distributed by the University of Alaska Press. You can contact them directly at fypress@uaf.edu or toll-free outside the Fairbanks area 1-888-252-6657.

You can still send your order to the ANKN office.

TO ORDER:

  1. For books, contact the University of Alaska Press at 907-474-5831 (Fairbanks), tollfree 1-888-252-6657 (outside Fairbanks) or emailing fypress@uaf.edu.
  2. For posters, CDs and DVDs, and booklets order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.
  3. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted. Please call 907-474-1902 to order using a credit card.

Books

The following books are distributed through the University of Alaska Press. You can order directly from UA Press by calling 907-474-5831 (Fairbanks), tollfree 1-888-252-6657 (outside Fairbanks) or emailing fypress@uaf.edu.

You can still send your order to the ANKN office.

A Yupiaq Worldview

A Yupiaq Worldview 2nd Edition
A. Oscar Kawagley
174 pp

In a call to unite the two parts of his own and modern Yupiaq history, Kawagley proposes a way of teaching that incorporates all ways of knowing available in Yupiaq and Western science. He has traveled a long journey, but it ends where it began, in a fish camp in southwestern Alaska, "a home for his heart, mind, and spirit."

Available at
Waveland Press
Bird Traditions of the Lime Village Area

Bird Traditions of the Lime Village Area Dena'ina
Upper Stony River Ethno-Ornithology
Priscilla N. Russell | George C. West
226 pages, 6" x 9"

Russell and West present us with a unique opportunity to experience the cultural traditions of how a population of Alaska Native peoples relate to birds.

$15.95
Building Community

Building Community: Reforming Math and Science Education in Rural Schools
Paul Boyer
128 pages, 6" x 9", color photos, also available free as a PDF download

A report on the National Science Foundation's Rural Systemic Initiative.

$10.00
Conflicting Visions in Alaskan Education revisited
Conflicting Visions in Alaskan Education revisited
Richard Dauenhauer
Published by Tlingit Readers, Inc.
48 pp, 6" x 9"

A glimpse of the intellectual history of educators in Alaska, and English teachers in particular. It is about the life and work of two men: John Veniaminov and Sheldon Jackson.

$4.95
Howard Luke: My Own Trail

Howard Luke: My Own Trail
Howard Luke
112 pp, 6" x 9"

Howard tells his story of early childhood experiences, the influence his mother had upon him, and people and events that shaped his adult life as well as his vision for a bright future. While this book is enjoyable reading for everyone, it is a valuable resource for people who consider the Tanana Valley their home. Howard Luke: My Own Trail comes with a foldout 18" x 24" map of the area between Fairbanks and Nenana that Howard calls home.

$16.95
IÑUKSUK: Northern Koyukon, Gwich'in & Lower Tanana IÑUKSUK: Northern Koyukon, Gwich'in & Lower Tanana 1800-1901
Adeline Peter Raboff
210 pp, 6" x 9"

The history of the Northern Koyukon, Western Gwich'in and Lower Tanana was kept by storytellers for over a hundred and fifty years. This is a fascinating account of their history taken from written records of the early explorers, traders and missionaries and the oral tradition of the Alaska Native peoples themselves.

$15.95
Tlingit Moon & Tide

Tlingit Moon & Tide
Teacher Resource: Elementary Level
Dolly Garza
Published by the University of Alaska School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
72 pp, 8.5" x 11"

This book brings an understanding of science and ecology to the elementary classroom, by showing teachers how to present local and ecosystem knowledge held by longtime inhabitants of Southeast Alaska. Native knowledge has an increasingly important role, as mainstream America comes to terms with our dependence on a healthy Earth.

$10.00
Will the Time Ever Come: A Tlingit Source Book Will the Time Ever Come: A Tlingit Source Book
Andrew Hope, III and Thomas F. Thornton
University of Washington Press and the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
160 pp, 6" x 9"

In 1993 the Tlingit tribes and clans convened a landmark conference in Haines, Alaska that brought Native peoples from Alaska and Canada together with scholars of their language, history and culture to exchange information and develop a collaborative agenda for future research and policy initiatives. This volume represents the fruits of that unique exchange and collaboration.

$10.00
Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being
Harold Napoleon with commentaries
76 pp, 5.5" x 8.5", also available free as a PDF download (24 MB) or as an eBook

Occasionally an author takes bits and pieces of information that many people are more or less familiar with and puts them together in a way that offers new possibilities for understanding events around us. The focal point in Harold Napoleon's Yuuyaraq is such a discussion. It is about the initial effects and continuing impact of the epidemics that afflicted Alaska Natives from the 1770s through the 1940s.

$5.95

Books directly from ANKN

The following books are distributed through the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. You can order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.

Village Math Village Math
by Alan Dick
2012

Village Math is unique in that it introduces math to young people in a culturally-relevant way using scenarios found in everyday life in Alaska's rural areas. The target audience is middle school, but many of these problems apply to older and younger students as well.

$10.00
Alaska Native Science Alaska Native Science:
A Curriculum Guide

by Dolly Garza
2011

This curriculum handbook and the accompanying CD from the Common Knowledge radio series introduces the reader to the creative potential of bringing multiple knowledge systems to bear in our understanding of the world around us.

$10.00
Alutiiq Plantlore Alutiiq Plantlore:
An Ethnobotany of the Peoples of Nanwalek and Port Graham, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

by Priscilla N. Russell
2011

The Nanwalek and Port Graham Alutiiq of Alaska use many of the plants that grow in their country. They have a rich cultural heritage in which they deserve to have pride. This book contains detailed documentation of their ethnobotanical knowledge.

$10.00
Sharing Our Pathways Sharing Our Pathways:
Native Perspectives on Education in Alaska

Edited by Ray Barnhardt and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
2011

The essays contained in this compendium were assembled from a collection originally published in the Sharing Our Pathways newsletter, which was issued bi-monthly over a period of ten years (1996–2005) under the auspices of the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative.The essays contained in this volume were produced as an outgrowth of the many initiatives implemented by the staff and Elders associated with the AKRSI.

$20.00
Alaska Native Education: Views From Within
Edited by Ray Barnhardt and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
2010

The authors of the essays contained in this volume seek to identify the limitations of the existing system of education and offer alternative views that point toward the revaluation of local knowledge and ways of knowing, with emphasis on blending old and new practices that address the contemporary needs of Alaska Native people, and in so doing, benefit all people.

$20.00
Yaabaa Teeshaay The Adventures of Yaabaa Teeshaay: First Man Stories from Healy Lake
As Told by Ellen Demit and David Joe, edited by Constance Ann Friend
2010

The Adventures of Yaabaa Teeshaay provides a window into ancient wisdom. The late Ellen Demit belonged to a time when storytelling was still commonly practiced. Connie Friend has documented as much as Ellen (then in her nineties) could recall. Irene Arnold, a Tanacross language specialist, and linguist Thoman translated the Athabascan and transcribed it into Healy Lake Tanacross.

$10.00
Evelyn Alexander

Evelyn Alexander: A Life History in Her Own Words
In collaboration with Joshua Weiser

2007
86 pages

Evelyn Alexander's life story gives us a glimpse into a way of life in Interior Alaska that is gradually fading from memory as those who experienced it first hand pass on. In collaboration with Joshua Weiser, Evelyn describes her experiences growing up in the Minto Flats area and how the demands of day-to-day living forged a close relationship to the land and to those she shared her life with.

$10.00
The Gospel According to Peter John The Gospel According to Peter John
Peter John with commentaries
edited by David J. Krupa
available for free as a PDF download (2.3 MB) or as an eBook

The words in this book carry some of the spoken wisdom of one of Alaska's great human resources—Athabascan (Doyon) Chief Peter John of Minto. His life chronicled not only the old ways of his people, but also the rapid and often tragic changes in Native life stemming from the sudden influx and dominance of Euroamerican people, culture and values in this century.

OUT OF PRINT
Gwich'in Native Elders Gwich'in Native Elders
Shawn Wilson
available for free as a PDF download or as an eBook

In this study, Shawn Wilson examines the role, characteristics, and needs of Gwich'in Native elders of Fort Yukon, Alaska. Using participant observer and ethnographic methodologies, the researcher was able to make a distinction between respected elders and the elderly. Through the literature reviewed, it was established that strong healthy elders are essential in the healing of their communities.

OUT OF PRINT
Alaska Science Camps, Fairs & Experiments
Alaska Science Camps, Fairs & Experiments
Alan Dick
8.5" x 11" wirebound, also available on interactive CD

A three-part volume offering instruction on how to host science camps and fairs. Also includes an abundant source of science experiment ideas relating to life in Native and rural Alaska villages.

$10.00
Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum
by Sidney Stephens
8.5" x 11" wirebound, also available on interactive CD

Excerpt: "The information and insights contained in this document will be of interest to anyone involved in bringing local knowledge to bear in school curriculum. Drawing upon the efforts of many people over a period of several years, Sidney Stephens has managed to distill and synthesize the critical ingredients for making the teaching of science relevant and meaningful in culturally adaptable ways."

$10.00

 

Village Science Village Science
Alan Dick
8.5" x 11" wirebound, also available on interactive CD

Resource handbook for rural Alaskan teachers. Contains ideas on how to demonstrate some basic science concepts as they relate to village life.

$10.00 ea. student edition only available.
K'aiiroondak: Behind the Willows

K'aiiroondak: Behind the Willows
Richard Martin as told to Bill Pfisterer
Published by the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
306 pp, 10" x 8"

K'aiiroondak in the Gwich'in language means "something behind the willows." In the north country willows often grow in areas that were once cleared for settlement. When viewed from the river, the willows screen any sign of human inhabitation. Yet, these places were home to many and still live in the memory of a few. Trade and life prospered along the Porcupine until after World War II. But by the early 1950s, the settlements of the Porcupine were deserted or inhabited only seasonally. Richard Martin's stories bring back this busy time in Alaska history.

$15.00
Sharing Our Pathways Newsletters
Beginning with Volume 10, Issue 4 (Fall 2005), we began distribution of the Sharing Our Pathways newsletter via email only. We no longer publish in print. We've also made it available to you here online. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter via email, send a message to the Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
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eBooks

The following e-books are distributed through the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. You can download them for free to your portable device. For iBooks, you can simply click on the link from your browser, and it will prompt you to open with the app. For Nook, I would suggest downloading the e-book to your computer, and then transfer the file using the USB connector. More e-books will be added later.

Ecosophy and Education

Ecosophy and Education

The collected essays of Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley.

Contains a collection of papers and articles written by Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, PhD., including his doctoral dissertation, curriculum vitae, and a tribute from his colleaguee.

 

Tribute, Dissertation, & CV

Published Essays

Miscellaneous

SOP Articles

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being
Harold Napoleon with commentaries

Occasionally an author takes bits and pieces of information that many people are more or less familiar with and puts them together in a way that offers new possibilities for understanding events around us. The focal point in Harold Napoleon's Yuuyaraq is such a discussion. It is about the initial effects and continuing impact of the epidemics that afflicted Alaska Natives from the 1770s through the 1940s.

Yuuyaraq
The Gospel According to Peter John

The Gospel According to Peter John
Peter John with commentaries
edited by David J. Krupa

The words in this book carry some of the spoken wisdom of one of Alaska's great human resources—Athabascan (Doyon) Chief Peter John of Minto. His life chronicled not only the old ways of his people, but also the rapid and often tragic changes in Native life stemming from the sudden influx and dominance of Euroamerican people, culture and values in this century.

The Gospel According to Peter John (eBook)

The Gospel According to Peter John (pdf)
Gwich'in Native Elders Gwich'in Native Elders
Shawn Wilson

In this study, Shawn Wilson examines the role, characteristics, and needs of Gwich'in Native elders of Fort Yukon, Alaska. Using participant observer and ethnographic methodologies, the researcher was able to make a distinction between respected elders and the elderly. Through the literature reviewed, it was established that strong healthy elders are essential in the healing of their communities.

Gwich'in Native Elders (eBook)

Gwich'in Native Elders (pdf) download

 

Alaska Cultural Standards & Guidelines
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The following booklets are available for $1.00 each. For posters, CDs and DVDs, and booklets order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Preparing Culturally-Responsive Teachers for Alaska's Schools

Guidelines for Preparing Culturally-Responsive Teachers for Alaska's Schools

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Culturally-Responsive School Boards Guidelines for Culturally-Responsive School Boards

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Nurturing Culturally-Healthy Youth Guidelines for Nurturing Culturally-Healthy Youth

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

Guidelines for Strengthening Indigenous Languages Guidelines for Strengthening Indigenous Languages

Online HTML
Download PDF
also available on interactive CD

 

Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries
(outside link)

Online HTML

DVDs
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DVD videos are available for $3.00 each directly from the ANKN offices. For posters, CDs and DVDs, and booklets order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.

Science Fairs are Fun!
Science Fairs are Fun!

A how-to guide for implementing science fairs in rural Alaska. 9 minutes

To Show What We Know
To Show What We Know

Alaska Native science camps, projects and fairs in action. 26:23 minutes

Nutemllaput: Our Very Own
Nutemllaput: Our Very Own

Integrating local knowledge and expertise into the school curriculum. 38:36 minutes

Old Minto Camp
Old Minto Camp

A week-long cultural orientation program with Minto Elders. 42:47 minutes

Passing On
Passing On

Working with Elders as they pass on their knowledge to the next generation. 27:18 minutes

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, (2 Discs, $3 ea.)

History, Overview, Provisions, Impacts, and Future

Produced by the Alaska Department of Education. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

A Well Spent Life
A Well Spent Life, (2 Discs, $3 ea.)

Cheryl Silcox: "Maggie Olson (an elder from Golovin) and I have just finished a project documenting her stories and knowledge."

Interactive CDs
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These CDs are interactive versions of some of our printed publications. They are available at $1.00 each directly from the ANKN offices, covering the cost of reproduction. For posters, CDs and DVDs, order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.

Alaska Cultural Standards & Guidelines
Alaska Cultural Standards & Guidelines

Contains the complete collection of Alaska cultural standards and guidelines booklets in a user-friendly format.

Compilation of Alaska Science Publications
Compilation of Alaska Science Publications

Includes interactive versions of Village Science, Handbook for Culturally-Responsive Science Curriculum, Alaska Cultural Standards & Guidelines, Translating Standards to Practice, and Alaska Science Camps, Fairs & Experiments.

Sharing Our Pathways
Sharing Our Pathways

A newsletter of the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative. Contains the complete volumes, 1–10, of the printed version of the newsletter.

Also available online.

CXCS cd
Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment and Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned, Volumes 1 & 2

These three volumes were originally published in book form by the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Education and Rural Development in Alaska
Education and Rural Development in Alaska

The collected essays of Patrick J. Dubbs.

The essays assembled in this collection reflect over 30 years of first hand observation of, and participation in Native education and rural development in Alaska.

Creating a Community Elders' Calendar
Creating a Community Elders' Calendar

by Cheryl Pratt

A teacher resource for documenting indigenous knowledge and intregrating respect in place-based education.

Does One Way of Life Have to Die So Another Can Live?
Does One Way of Life Have to Die So Another Can Live?

by Yupiktak Bista

A report on subsistence and the conservation of the Yupik lifestyle.

Ecosophy and Education
Ecosophy and Education

The collected essays of Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley.

Contains a collection of papers and articles written by Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, PhD., including his doctoral dissertation, curriculum vitae, and a tribute from his colleagues.


Observing Snow

by Denali Foundation

Observing Snow is intended as a journey to bridge the gap between the old and new, the traditional and the scientific, Native and Western approaches to education.

 

     

Posters
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These posters are from the various regions in Alaska. They are available at $1.00 each (unless otherwise noted) directly from the ANKN offices. For posters, CDs and DVDs, order directly from the ANKN offices at 907-474-1902 or email publications@ankn.uaf.edu, download the Order Form.

Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools
Alaska Standards for Culturally-Responsive Schools
Yuuyaraq / Cuuyaraq Values Poster
Yuuyaraq / Cuuyaraq Values Poster
Kodiak Alutiiq Values Poster
Kodiak Alutiiq Values Poster
Athabascan Values Poster
Athabascan Values Poster
Unangax Values Poster
Unangax Values Poster

Tlingit Traditional Country (Clans) Poster
Tlingit Traditional Country (Clans) Poster ($8)
OUT OF PRINT

Southeast Values Poster
Southeast Values Poster
Bristol Bay Yup'ik Values Poster
Bristol Bay Yup'ik Values Poster
 
Traditional Values Poster ($2)
 

 

 

 

 

 

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