"Many of the WWII histories from our region focus more on men who went off to military experiences and gained some of the tools of confidence and political skill that they then put to use during the era of statehood, ANCSA and ANILCA. I am not…"
"How does Nick’s story of enemy invasion, occupation, and finally becoming a prisoner of war fit within the larger story of resiliency in Alaska History?
Although I enjoyed the book, and I think it would make for a great enrichment…"
"Thanks, great example. When I hear stories in the village with fond memories of teachers from 60 or 70 years ago and what they learned both from the direct teaching and from their personal lives it encourages me. And the stories go both…"
"What people actually pass on to (and develop in) the next generation becomes that generation's true cultural heritage. This is the living culture, often very different from the artifacts we describe or portray to outsiders as "our…"
"Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote of the African American experience:
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
Many Native Americans have…"
" There are probably very few people, Alaska Native included, who have been able to get a broad experiential understanding of Alaska's history, cultures and ecoregions. Even with technological connections available today…"