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  • Guidelines for Cultural Respect
    they have been staged as a re enactment or represent actual events When documenting oral history recognize and consider the power of the written word and the implications of putting oral tradition with all its non verbal connotations down on paper always striving to convey the original meaning and context as much as possible Guidelines for Curriculum Developers and Administrators Curriculum developers and administrators should provide multiple avenues for the incorporation of locally recognized expertise in all actions related to the use and interpretation of local cultural knowledge and practices Curriculum developers and administrators may increase their cultural responsiveness through the following actions Establish an easily accessible repository of culturally appropriate resource materials and knowledgeable expertise from the community Include the voices of representatives from the local culture in the curriculum materials used in the school Utilize the natural environment of the community to move educational activities beyond the classroom as a way of fostering place based education and deepening the learning experiences of students Support the implementation of an Elders in Residence program in each school and classroom Provide an in depth cultural orientation program for all new teachers and administrators Promote the incorporation of the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools in all aspects of the school curriculum while demonstrating their applicability in providing multiple avenues to meet the State Content Standards Utilize Elders and Native teachers from the local community to acquire a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the local regional and statewide context in which the students live particularly as it relates to the well being and survival of the local culture Make use of locally produced resource materials reports videos maps books tribal documents etc in all subject areas and work in close collaboration with local agencies to enrich the curriculum beyond the scope of commercially produced texts Establish a review committee of locally knowledgeable people to review all textbooks and other curriculum materials for accuracy and appropriateness in relation to the local cultural context as well as to examine the overall cultural responsiveness of the educational system Guidelines for Educators Classroom teachers are responsible for drawing upon Elders and other cultural experts in the surrounding community to make sure all resource materials and learning activities are culturally accurate and appropriate Teachers may increase their cultural responsiveness through the following actions Learn how to use local ways of knowing and teaching to link the knowledge base of the school to that of the community Make effective use of local expertise especially Elders as co teachers whenever local cultural knowledge is being addressed in the curriculum Take steps to recognize and validate all aspects of the knowledge students bring with them and assist them in their on going quest for personal and cultural affirmation Develop the observation and listening skills necessary to acquire an in depth understanding of the knowledge system indigenous to the local community and apply that understanding in teaching practice Carefully review all curriculum resource materials to insure cultural accuracy and appropriateness Make every effort to utilize locally relevant curriculum materials with which students can readily identify including materials prepared by Native authors Provide sufficient flexibility in scheduling Elder participation so they are able to fully share what they know with minimal interference by the clock and provide enough advance notice for them to make the necessary preparations Align all subject matter with the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools and develop curriculum models that are based on the local cultural and environmental experiences of the students Recognize the importance of cultural and intellectual property rights in teaching practice and honor such rights in all aspects of the selection and utilization of curriculum resources see attached bibliography for details Guidelines for Editors and Publishers Editors and publishers should utilize culturally knowledgeable authors and establish multiple levels of review to insure that all publications are culturally accurate and appropriate Editors and publishers may increase their cultural responsiveness through the following actions Encourage and support Native authors and provide appropriate biographical information and photographs of the author s of culturally oriented material Return a significant proportion of publication proceeds and royalties to the person or community from which it originated Submit all manuscripts with cultural content to locally knowledgeable personnel for review making effective use of local and regional entities set up for this purpose Insure appropriate review approval and access for all digital and Internet based materials Resolve all disagreements on cultural content or distribution before final publication Always return to the original source for re authorization of subsequent printings All content of textbooks for general curricular use should be examined to make sure it is widely accepted and recognized and not just an individual author s opinion Honor all local conventions for recognizing cultural and intellectual property rights Guidelines for Document Reviewers Reviewers should give informed consideration to the cultural perspectives of all groups represented in documents subjected to review Document reviewers may increase their cultural responsiveness through the following actions Always be as explicit as possible in identifying the background experience and personal reference points on which the interpretation of cultural meaning is based Whenever possible and appropriate reviews of cultural materials should be provided from multiple perspectives and interpretations When critical decisions about a publication are to be made a panel of reviewers should be established in such a way as to provide a cross check from several cultural perspectives Publications that misrepresent or omit cultural content should be identified as such regardless of their remaining literary merit Reviews of movies involving cultural themes should utilize the same guidelines as those outlined for published documents Guidelines for Researchers Researchers are ethically responsible for obtaining informed consent accurately representing the cultural perspective and protecting the cultural integrity and rights of all participants in a research endeavor Researchers may increase their cultural responsiveness through the following actions Effectively identify and utilize the expertise in participating communities to enhance the quality of data gathering as well as the data itself and use caution

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  • Newsletters
    2001 ANSC Newsletter Vol 3 1 Fall 2002 ANSC Newsletter Vol 4 1 Summer 2003 ANSC Newsletter Vol 4 2 Winter 2003 ANSC Newsletter Vol 5 1 Calendar Insert Summer 2004 VECO Polar Resources Newsletters McCall Glacier Legacy Research What Lies Beneath Research Going with the Flow Research Arctic Water Web Research Snow and Light Chemistry Research Arctic Insects Research Birds Coping with Climate Change Research SNOWSTAR 2004 Research For

    Original URL path: http://www.nativescience.org/html/Newsletters.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NSF Funded Projects
    and hosting an on line database to identify and keep track of NSF funded research projects in Alaska Until ANSC s database is complete est 11 03 we encourage you to visit VECO Polar Resources website for detailed information on NSF funded research projects Home ANSC Origins Commissioners Goals Concerns Contact Us Native Knowledge Link Arctic Contaminants Traditional Knowledge Eco Tourism Current Projects Past Projects Research Ethics Cultural Respect Newsletters

    Original URL path: http://www.nativescience.org/html/NSF_Funded.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Community Resources Directory
    please click botton The COMMUNITY DIRECTORY database identifies local statewide and federally recognized Alaska Native agencies Rearchers and Scientists conducting research in and around Alaska Native communities may find this information useful in establishing and maintaining cooperative networking relationships To search the database click one of the links below Organization Search Browse by Browse by Browse by Home ANSC Origins Commissioners Goals Concerns Contact Us Native Knowledge Link Arctic Contaminants

    Original URL path: http://www.nativescience.org/research/index_draft2.htm (2016-02-09)
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  • AFE Presentation & Material
    Click on the Arcobat Reader icon above to receive a free version of Acrobat Reader 6 0 now NSB Mayor George Ahmaogak Sr Keynote Address Material presented has received approval to be placed on the ANSC web site from the author or source agency More material will be listed on this web page as permission to do so is received from respective sources Home ANSC Origins Commissioners Goals Concerns Contact

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  • Alaska Wild Foods Safety
    the US Fish Wildlife Service s Environmental Contaminants Program web site http www r7 fws gov es studies html Please visit this website for a more detailed list of contaminant studies technical reports ORGANOCHLORINE CONCENTRATIONS IN BURBOT Lota lota LIVERS 455kb Posted March 25 2003 You are invited to submit comments ideas or your name address phone and email address if you are interested in being more involved in the

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  • Nutrition & Food Safety
    Contaminants Testing Projects in Alaska Alaska Native Health Board The Cape Romanzof Contaminant Migration Subsistence Receptor Study A Cooperative Project with YKHC USAF the Villages of Chevak Scammon Bay Paimiut and Hooper Bay Fish Monitoring Project Department of Environmental Conservation National Park Service Global Climate Change US Dept of Interior National Park Service Summary of Current Alaska Native Nutrition Research Projects EDN Nutrition Consulting Summary of Alaska Nutrition Research Projects Underway at ICHS Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies UAA Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project US Dept of Interior National Park Service Seabird Tissue Archival Monitoring Project STAMP National Institute of Standards and Technology Charleston Laboratory STAMP Bibliography NIST STAMP Royal Society of Chemestry Journal STAMP POP s found in Alaskan Murre Persistent organochlorine pollutants in ringed seals and polar bears collected from northern Alaska The Science of the Total Environment Journal Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls PCB s Chlorinated Pesticides and Heavy Metals and Other Elements in Tissues of Belugas Delphinapterus leucas from Cook Inlet Alaska Marine Fisheries Review Please feel free to contact our office if you have any trouble or any questions Information can be taken from ANSC s Contact Us webpage Laboratories Statement of Qualifications SOQ For a

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  • ANSC Guestbook
    View Guest Book Home ANSC Origins Commissioners Goals Concerns Contact Us Native Knowledge Link Arctic Contaminants Traditional Knowledge Eco Tourism Current Projects Past Projects Research Ethics Cultural Respect Newsletters Presentations Related Links NSF Funded Projects Community Directory AFE Material Revisited

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