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Alaska Native point of view on MULTI-CULTURALISM

The space between.... by Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson from…


Added by Cindee Karns on October 5, 2010 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

Big animal tale

Animals are a part of my life in Anchorage, human and the other, friendlier kind. I am fond of telling visitors that if you want to see big mammals, you’ll have a

better chance in the city than heading for the parks. That contention was no

more true than last summer. While slumbering with my earplugs and eyeshades on,

I suddenly sensed an elbow in my back.

“Do you hear that dog?”…


Added by Ken Varee on October 1, 2010 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

A glimpse through my window

Opening scene. An automobile makes its way down a dark and streetlight lit road. I remember the exhausted feeling I had driving home. Exhausted from another late night at work, the hour long commute through parking lots of rush hour traffic, and from not seeing my children for the last three days. For these last three days I had gotten up before they were awake, and had arrived home after they had gone to bed. I… Continue

Added by Ryan Nelson on September 30, 2010 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

The Nelson 6

I just want to let everyone know that the nickname we have for our family is the Nelson 6. Myself, my wife, and our four beautiful children. It's alot like the Jackson 5.....but we are white.....and we can't dance.

Added by Ryan Nelson on September 30, 2010 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

I Braid Fish

“You have to pull the grass tighter around the fish’s neck…”

“Like this?” I grip the dried grass and yank, like I am garroting the tomcod.

“Yes, now start braiding again…”

I am in our bicultural room and the oily reek of fresh tomcod bathes the school. Our bicultural teacher Becky and ninth grade Brendan are teaching me to braid tomcod. As I loop the strands of grass one over…


Added by Karen Michele Beranek on October 1, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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