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The following is an extended version of an article recently written for an Alaskan publication that is still in press. In 1966, the State of Alaska built regional boarding high schools in Nome, Bethel, and Kodiak for students of … Continue reading
This paper was originally written for a graduate school course about the role of teaches’ unions and school reform. It has been adapted for this post. This post explores the intersection between the collective bargaining process, Alaska Native communities and societies, and … Continue reading
My dad was visiting me recently, and while showing him around the library we decided to search the catalogue for “Kotzebue,” a Northwest Arctic Iñupiat community. We came up with some cool archival photos, and then this gem: Hippler 1969. To my knowledge, … Continue reading
I am writing in response to the article “Parents charged with crimes after kids repeatedly miss school” (Alaska Dispatch, August 30, 2011). The article describes the issue of student truancy in schools in some Western Alaska Native communities and the … Continue reading
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