Cultural Resources

ANKN Guidelines

Guidelines for Strengthening Indigenous Languages(PDF)
Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge(PDF)
Guidelines for Preparing Culturally-Responsive Teachers for Alaska's Schools(PDF)

ANKN Information

Access the website (the above PDFs and more resources can be found here).

Elder Guidelines

Guidelines for Interviewing Elders



yup'ik dancers

Dancers and drummers participate in an event at a BSSD school.

Potential Project Resources in Your School and Community

Tutakoke Goose Project: A study of goose ecology, phenologyand climate. The Tutakoke Goose Project works to quantify how an advancing growing season and changes in the timing of vegetation-goose interactions alter the magnitudes and patterns of Carbon and Nitrogen cycling in the Y-K Delta. Student learning units and learning activities address birds, biogeochemical cycles and phenology.

Postcards from Climate Change: "Aakang Aakang (Mama, mama)" The Postcards from Climate Change project is a collaboration of storytellers and film makers to turn the stories into inspirational short films.

LEO (Local Environmental Observers) Network Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) LEO is a network of local observers and topic experts who share knowledge about unusual animal, environment and weather events. Contact: Erica Mitchell (907)729-3596

Winterberry: Citizen Science for Understanding Berries in a Changing North University of Alaska Fairbanks. Join citizen scientists from across Alaska on the Winterberry project to monitor berries in your own community and help UAF researchers answer many unanswered questions. Contact: Christa Mulder (907)474-7703

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network, NOAA/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
is a network of volunteers and scientists across the country that work together to study and record freshwater and marine phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms (HABs). Contact: Jennifer Maucher-Fuquay (843)762-8595

Permafrost/Active Layer Monitoring, University of Alaska Fairbanks
keeps track of the ground temperature and the active layer depth by setting up monitoring sites near communities throughout Alaska and around the world where there is permafrost. Contact: Kenji Yoshikawa or Kenji's website.

Arctic and Earth SIGNs, University of Alaska Fairbanks trains teachers, 4-H leaders and community members on climate change concepts, culturally-responsive curriculum and environmental observation protocols in face-to-face and online courses. Elena Sparrow (907)474-7699




Markers denote observations on a Local Environmental Observer (LEO) map.