WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
| Native Rights Started in a Freezer... and Other True Stories by Alaska's Leaders
wonder about early life in remote Alaska villages? Do you ever think about how
Alaska's first leaders achieved success in a state filled with so many
LitSite Alaska features a collection of stories,
articles and first-hand accounts reflecting the cultures and
heritage of Alaska's people and offers a window to early life in Alaska. Among
the more than 60 articles about cultural heritage, life in Alaska, the art of
storytelling and a special section devoted to the
30-year anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), you'll find a poignantly titled narrative featuring Roy Huhndorf, Native Rights Started in a Freezer.
| PEOPLE OF THE NORTH
|Using Native Legends and Culture
in the Classroom
Educators who felt the need to represent Southeast Native culture in schools
took action when they created Tlingit Moon and Tide, a teaching guide developed to help educators use Native
legends and culture to teach science in the classroom.
LitSite features excerpted lesson plans for educators using
the guide as well as an impressive collection of Native legends to teach from. Read
the narrative, The Origins of Tlingit Moon and Tide, by Dr. Dolly Garza, a developer
of the guide.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Native Rights Started in a Freezer - ...continued from top.
Eskimo, Huhndorf is perhaps best recognized for his efforts to create a better
standard of life for Alaska's Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts through enhanced
economic conditions and social empowerment in his role as a founding board
member of Cook Inlet
Regional Inc. (CIRI). The narrative, as told to
Alexandra J. McClanahan, chronicles Huhndorf's life, in his own words, from birth in the Interior
village of Nulato in 1940 to the start of his involvement in what is now one of
the largest regional corporations in Alaska.
Native Rights Started in a Freezer and the other articles included in the History and Culture section of LitSite help us better understand the state's early
years and the powerful voices working to enhance the lives of Alaska's
Natives. This collection
provides an important tool to document Alaska's history and preserve
memories and traditional storytelling methods of Alaska's Native people.
Take a look at LitSite's collection of historical and cultural articles and essays here...