ERIC Number: ED433163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska.
For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional customs sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Through their own words, this book explores the lives of eight Alaska Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture: Eskimo--Yupik and Inupiat; Aleut; and Indian--Athabascan, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida. Each written portrait is accompanied by photographs of the children in their Alaska villages and towns. The revival of interest in Native ways is evident, as the children describe language and culture classes in school and the critical role elders play in teaching traditional ways and the skills necessary to a subsistence lifestyle. These ways were almost lost as a result of centuries of non-Native schooling that prohibited Native languages or customs. (Contains a glossary, a map of Alaska Native homelands, many photographs, and 17 books recommended for additional reading.) (TD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Biculturalism, Children, Cultural Maintenance, Eskimos, Nonformal Education, Personal Narratives
Alaska Northwest Books, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306; Tel: 800-452-3032 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-355-9685 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://gacpc.com ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska