"I like the parallels you make with other periods in history, particularly the government policy to "educate the Indian out of the man." Those Aleut who weren't taken prisoner were relocated, supposedly for their own safety only to be…"
"Agreed. Focusing on the resiliency of Alaskan Native groups would be an excellent historiographical study, not only in looking at the way Native groups changed and adapted, but how the groups in turn undoubtedly affected other cultures. It would be…"
"Broadly, Nick's story is a parallel of the way in which indigenous North and South Americans have experienced European subjugation. With Russian explorers and exploiters, the Aleut were essentially on the front lines when history…"
"Agreed on both points. I got my own dose of "beneath the surface" cultural shock when I moved from a small Yup'ik village to one of the "whitest" states in the country. I found out that my Yup'ik humor wasn't…"
"The author was more than likely referring to the concept of culture illustrated through the iceberg model. To most people, culture is an amalgamation of surface "things". But identity, which is shaped by the society you live in and is…"
"I appreciate your comment on the astonishingly high drop out rate of Alaska Natives. Not only is the Western model of "delivery" out of sync with indigenous ways of educating and learning, Alaska Native youth rarely see themselves in the…"
"I taught high school social studies for a couple of years and my district decided to make it a one-year required course versus the state's minimum of one semester, and they did this without a developed curriculum. It was fun to say the least,…"
"Which themes were highlighted in the Migrations lecture?
Several things that stood out to me in the lecture is the vastness of the state. Having grown up in Alaska and having lived in a state with an extensive road system, that there are so many…"