TEACHER RESOURCE BOOKS

The books were written by different certified Alaskan teachers that were taught by our traditional Elders as part of a Grant project. This project was called Project Alaska Indigenous People’s Academy. The Elders have generously shared their skills, stories, cultural traditions through nine, two-week camps, along several different rivers in the Interior of Alaska. The resource books were made with the intent they are used alongside the Culturally-Based Curriculum Units that were developed by teachers and published by AINE.

The K-12 resource books were designed for students and teachers as a research tool to gain background knowledge about the Alaska Native Peoples. Each book is 30-80 pages with photos and information on cultural activities.

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Teacher's Resource Books​
Curriculum Units 

1996 Old Minto Camp Academy was held on the Tanana River at the Old Minto Camp for 2-weeks. The main topics of camp are Birch Bark Baskets, Traditional Tools, Half-Dried Salmon, Plant and Animal Uses. 

Curriculum Units:

  • Interior Plant Project: Grades 3rd-5th, 2 1/2-week

  • Look in Their Season: Grades 6th-8th, 2-week

  • Birch Bark Uses: Grades 3rd-5th, 2-week

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-wks

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

1997 Dinyea Camp Academy was held on the Yukon River at a secluded camp. The main topics for camp are Toh-Walking Stick, Spruce Root Baskets, Moose Skin Tanning, Tools and Games.

Curriculum Units:

  • We are the Gwich'in: Grades 9th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

1998 Black River Camp Academy 

was held at Reverend Chief david Salmon's camp along the Black River for 2-weeks. The main topics of camp are Birch Bark Canoe and Babiche.

Curriculum Units:

  • We are Gwich'in: Grades 9th-12th, 2-week unit 

  • Appreciating Caribou: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

1999 Huslia Camp Academy was held at Steven and Catherine Attla's fish camp along the Koyukuk River for 2-weeks. The main topics of camp are Moose, Romaine and Snowshoe Construction.

Curriculum Units:

  • Traditional Snowshoes: Grades 6th-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit 

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

2000 Halfway Camp Academy  The main topics of camp are Catching Fish with a Net, Cutting Fish, Fish Ice Cream, Fish Skin Boots and Moose Ears.

Curriculum Units:

  • Lookk'e in Their Season: Grades 6th-8th, 2-week unit

  • "Kkaakene" Caribou Legging Boots: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

  • Fish Skin Boots and Geometry: Grades 9th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit 

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

2001 Gaalee'ya Camp Academy was held at Howard Luke's Gaalee'ya Spirit Camp on the Tanana River a few miles downriver from Fairbanks for 2-weeks. The main topics of camp are Caribou Legging Boots, Caribou Hair Tufting, Quills and Twisted Caribou Hair.

Curriculum Units:

  • Vadzaih: Grades 3rd-5th, 2-week unit

  • "Kkaakene" Caribou Legging Boots: Grade 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

  • Caribou Hair Tufting: 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

  • Appreciating Caribou: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

2002 Arctic Village Camp Academy was held thirty miles up from Arctic Village on the Chandalar River The main topics of camp are Caribou Skin, Caribou Skin Bags, Caribou Babiche, Fish Traps, White Fish, Burbot, Tools and Games.

Curriculum Units:

  • LIving in the Chandalar Country: Grades 3rd-5th, 3-week unit

  • Lookk'e in Their Season: Grades 6th-8th, 2-week unit

  • "Kkaakene" Caribou Legging Boots: Grade 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

  • We are Gwich'in: Grades 9th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Appreciating Caribou: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

2003 Northway Camp Academy was at a fish camp along the Chisana River for 2-weeks. The main topics of camp are Drums, Moose Skin and Birch Bark Baby Carrier.

Curriculum Units:

  • Birch Bark Uses: Grades 3rd-5th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit

2004 Rapids Camp Academy was held at Hannah Maillelle's fish camp along the Yukon River for 2-weeks. The main topics for camp are Drift Netting, Cutting Fish, Sheefish Ice Cream, Jarred Fish and Willow Root Baskets.

Curriculum Units:

  • Lookk'e in Their Season: Grades 6th-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Potlatch: Grades 3rd-8th, 2-week unit

  • Athabascan Traditional Values: Grades 6th-12th, 2-week unit

  • Introduction to the Athabascan Culture: Grades 7th-12th, 3-week unit

  • Athabascan Games: Grades 3rd-12th, 2-week unit