ERIC Number: ED173039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nunaput Negeqlirmi (Our Village of St. Mary's).
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska Univ., Anchorage. National Bilingual Materials Development Center.
Yup'ik Eskimo children from the fifth and sixth grades of St. Mary's Public School, St. Mary's, Alaska, wrote this collection of 28 short stories. The 55 page book is printed in both Yup'ik and English. It features large type and illustrations drawn by the children and is intended for use in a bilingual education program. Some of the stories deal with hunting moose and seal, others with fish camps and drift fishing. Children also describe their favorite forms of recreation, including ski-doo riding, steam baths, sledding, swimming, basketball, ice skating, skiing, and the lap game. Two of the tales tell of the freezing of the river, the Spring ice break-up, and the annual Spring floods. The children also describe physical features of their village, including the school, the town water supply, the supply barge, a cannery, and the mission airstrip. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska Univ., Anchorage. National Bilingual Materials Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska