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SOLDIERS HONORED BEFORE DEPLOYED TO IRAQ
Buckland Hosts Honorary their time and efforts preparing the good!” one audience member said.
Potluck For Three Army food and setting up the gym. The The crowd loved her voice and was
community of Buckland put together a not timid about requesting that she
National Guardsmen On June meal that could feed an army. Turkey, sing an old favorite, “On my mothers Photographed Below; (L to R)
24th. Sgt. Herman Ticket, ham, pies, potato and macaroni salads side.” Robyn sang until 9 p.m., but Sergeant Floyd Herman Ticket,
Sgt. Raymond Skin And Pvt. and tons of desserts were presented the event continued on with local Sergeant Ronald Skin and
Sonny Hadley Are Being to guests on red, white and blue table talents. It was a heart-warming event, Private Sonny Hadley
Deployed To Iraq, Scheduled cloths sprinkled with confetti. with memories the troops will not
To Leave Kotzebue On July 6. Tillie Wells took a moment soon forget. MORE PHOTOS ON PG. 10
Approximately twenty family to recognize the soldiers and their
members were flown in from Selawik families, and introduced local
to attend the potluck. This was made celebrity and guest performer Robyn
possible by donations from NANA, Kiyutelluk . A young gospel singer
Maniilaq, Northwest Arctic Borough, from Shishmeraff.
Selawik IRA and Buckland IRA for A group of high school and
food and travel expenses. middle school kids were happy to
Shannon Melton, daughter of serve the food, and appreciative guests
Sgt. Herman Ticket was the driving enjoyed their meals at tables drenched
force behind this successful event. in red, white and blue. Presentations
With the help of community members were made by guests including
the Buckland High School Gym was Maniilaq Chairman of the Board,
transformed into a festive banquet Louie Commack of Ambler. The
hall. Children blew up red and blue soldiers families were also honored,
balloons, food was brought in by the and presented with American flags to
cart loads and James Mason of KOTZ display outside their homes.
The honorary guests were
DEPLOYED JULY 06
Radio put up streamers!
It was a media frenzy! A band given a chance to say a few words,
played while photo’s and interviews and expressed their gratitude to the
began in the patriotically decorated families and friends that came out
gym. The kids were crazy for the to support them. The microphone
hundreds of balloons, and guests was not reserved for guest speakers,
lounged on the bleachers awaiting the everyone was given a chance to speak Sgt. Murphy Moo of Noatak, son of
start of the event. to the soldiers and guests. Veterans Ron and Arlene Moo. Sgt. Moo will
Joe Swan began by reading a of the Army National Guard shared leave in July for 3 month training
verse from the bible to the estimated encouraging words, including Sgt. and be deployed to Iraq from there.
275 people who attended. Music and Steven Ballot (retired) who served Noatak had a farewell potluck for
singing was an important part of the in the Guard for thirty years. Others Sgt. Moo with honorary guests in
potluck. Courtney Hadley, a ten-year spoke about how hard it is to leave attendence: Captain Bill C. Bailey,
old from Buckland, sang the national family, and how everyone looks 1st Sgt. Eugene Monroe Sr., and
anthem followed by everyone singing forward to when the soldiers return Command Sgt. Major Wilfred Lane
“Praying for You”. home safely. on June 7, 2006. Potluck ended in
Shannon welcomed the guests Robyn Kiyutelluk began her a community circle prayer lead by
and thanked those who contributed performance at 7 p.m. “She’s really Pastor Roland Booth and visiting
INSIDE JULY 2006 ECRWSS
Cancer Program for Northwest Alaskans 2 Elmer Williams Jr., MRC 8
Aggie Lie Jack, Registered Practical Nurse 2 Remembering Ethel Booshu 9
Sexual Assault Response Team 3 Ramona Sheldon, CHP Retires 9
Elders Visit Kotzebue 4 Buckland Honorary Potluck Photographs 10
Fun Runs and Softball 5 NWALT Tentative Agenda 11 PRESORTED
Solid Waste Management Workshop 6 Healthy and Youthful Inupiat 12 STANDARD
US POSTAGE PAID
Arlo Davis, Youth Wellness 8 PERMIT NO. 630
Cancer Program For Residents of Northwest Alaska
•The cervix is the lower part of a women’s uterus (womb). “I look forward to providing
support to our community
•It is estimated that (yearly) over 9,700 women will be diagnosed with members experiencing cancer.
cervical cancer and 3,700 women will die from this cancer in the U.S. I’m delighted to be working with
David Jensen, our cancer program
manager, as we design and
•Pap test is the most reliable means for early detection. implement a network of services
• By women coming in annually for their Pap test, cervical cancer to ensure a fail-safe system in
can be detected, but not all, at an early, curable stage. cancer care.”
• Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer have never had a
Pap test, or haven’t had a Pap test in five or more years.
Highlight from the Cancer Committee Meeting
Make an appointment at your local Clinic for a screening referral. The Cancer Committee would like to welcome Liz Tafoya, RN, Clinical
Cancer Case Manager for the Maniilaq Cancer Program. She brings a
wealth of knowledge and experience to the case management position.
As a Question to the National Cancer Institute Liz is an experienced cancer nurse with over 11 years of experience in
providing cancer care, and eighteen years in nursing practice. Please
contact Liz with your questions or concerns at 907-442-7078.
Q. After my cancer treatment is over, what should I
discuss with my doctor during checkups?
News and research
A. Checkups help make sure that changes in health are noted and treated The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine that
if needed. At each visit, tell your doctor or health care team about: protects against the two types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
• Symptoms that you think may be a sign of cancer’s return that are responsible for 70 percent of all cases of cervical cancer. Before
• Any physical problems that get in the way of your daily life the vaccine was approved, it was tested in over 11,000 females (ages 9
(Pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, loss of sex drive, weight gain/loss)
• Any medicines, vitamins, or herbs you are taking, and any other - 26 years) in many countries around the world. The approval covers the
treatments you are using vaccine’s use in females from ages 9 to 26. We look forward to
• Any emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression providing more information to you in the coming months regarding this
• Any changes in your family medical history very important public health milestone.
*National Cancer Institute Cancer Bulletin June 13, 2006
For More Information Call 1-800-CANCER *HPV Vaccine Q&A CDC June 2006
Goals Photos: Kisik at Imagluktuk, Nasruk, Sunmigana, and family at Imagluktuk, Rose Custer, Little Kisik and Minnie Gray
Ever since I was small I had assist with translating numerous health Mary Viveiros and Susan Schaffer
My name is Aggie “Kisik” pets over the years including robins, related pamphlets into Inupiaq. We are in the process of forming a
(Lie) Jack, Licenced Practical Nurse. my goose Tom, my dog Lucy, my I hold an associates degree nursing association with all the native
I was born at a camp called “Black fish “Mutt and Jeff” and others too and a course away in obtaining my nurses out there, with the help of
River” or Imagluktuk, which is numerous to name, when they get hurt Bachelor’s degree. I struggled with Dara Whalen. We meet regularly and
between Shungnak and Ambler. or sick I would nurse them back to obtaining my degree up to this date welcome native nurses input and to
I was raised by my health. because I worked very hard at my job join our group. The number to call us
grandparents Nasruk, Robert N. That lead me to attend school and put my courses in the back burner is 442-7595 for more information.
Cleveland, Sunmigana, Flora S. at Haskell Indian Jr. College, now the so many times. During my career in the
Cleveland, and Mother, Alitchuq First Nations University in Lawrence, I’m almost 60 years old, EMS field I have been influential in
Minnie Gray until my eighteenth Kansas my initial training was in and still taking college courses. I encouraging my EMS Trainers or
birthday, I spent my summers at camp nursing with an LPN license under believe in education and encourage high school students to successfully
“Imagluktuq” and I loved it there. my belt, I started working at the PHS whoever you are that you are never complete ETT/EMT in the schools,
I helped my tataa and aana Hospital in Kotzebue in 1969. 38 too old to learn. “Learning is a life- since the exposure to this type of
with summer time subsistence living years later I’m still working. long experience.” When I first went training many of the students go out
such as hunting, gill netting, cutting 29 years of it for Maniilaq to nursing school there were no to college to obtain a degree in some
and drying fish, picking berries, and EMS, as a program manager running nursing schools in Alaska , rarely any type of health field
seining. I spoke Inupiaq fluently the successful Med-Flight Services scholarships. I am really proud of several
with my grandparents, and up to this and Training EMT-ETT courses. Now there are scholarships former EMS trainers and EMT
date I can speak and write it. My I’m also an Instructor Trainer for galore at your finger tips for Alaskan students who have went on to pursue a
grandparents told Eskimo stories American Red Cross. My nursing Natives and Native Americans, use career in healthcare.
before bedtime after a hard days background really helped me when it, take it and run with it, you can I am also proud to say that I
work it was indeed very soothing and teaching variety of EMS classes .I also do it! All you need is intuition, hard trained many of the CHAPs in service
relaxing. do grant writing many budgets, and work and perseverance, such as area, to the EMT and ETT level.
For Survivors & Families
You Are Not Alone
By Jackie Eaken, Sexual Assault Response /MDT Coordinator
If You Need Someone To Talk To
Every person and family know that you are not alone! Many Please Call, We Are Here To Help
who survives a sexual assault survivors do. If you have these
or other trauma has their own feelings for more than a day or so, or
reactions. There is no one way to if you have more than one or two at Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator
feel or one way to be. You may a time, it is time to talk to someone. 1-800-478-3321 x 7877 or 442-7877
cope well or not so well and both Experience has shown that getting
ways are normal. Sexual assault support is a big key to healing. Counseling Services
can affect you soon after the assault People from all cultures seem 1-800-431-3321 x 7400 or 442-7400
or much later. to have many of these symptoms fairly
This list was prepared often. They can even be a clue that
to help people who live through a person may have experienced bad After business hours,
trauma (and their friends and things in the past but has no memory help is still available
family) know when to get help and of it. They are called universal 1-800-431-3321or 442-7208
talk with someone. symptoms because they affect people
If you feel this way, please all over the world.
Sexual Assault Advocate Annie Loon in the exam room at MHC.
Some Universal Reactions to Trauma
Emotional Shock: I feel numb. Disorientation:I don’t even
How can I be so calm? know what day it is, or what I’m
Why can’t I cry? supposed to be doing. I keep
Disbelief and/or Denial:Did it
really happen? Why me? Maybe I just Flashbacks:I’m still re-living
imagined it. It wasn’t really rape. the assault! I keep seeing that face
and feeling like it’s happening all
Embarrassment:What will people over again.
think? I can’t tell my
family or friends. Fear:I’m scared of everything.
What if I have herpes or AIDS?
Shame:I feel completely filthy, like I can’t sleep because I’ll have
there’s something wrong with me. I nightmares. I’m afraid to go out.
Sexual Assault Response Team Advocate Annie Loon and Nurse Examiner can’t get clean. I’m afraid to be alone.
Dara Whalen inventory a sexual assault kit prior to an examination.
Guilt:I feel as if it’s my fault, or I Anxiety:I’m having panic
should’ve been able to stop it. If only attacks. I can’t breathe! I can’t stop
I had... shaking. I feel overwhelmed.
Depression:How am I going to Anger: I feel like killing or
get through the (day, month, year, hurting the person who
holidays, anniversary)? I’m so tired! I attacked me!
feel so hopeless. Maybe I’d be better
off dead (If you feel this-get help right Physical Stress: My stomach
away! It is not true.) (or head or back) aches all the time.
I feel jittery and don’t feel like
Powerlessness:Will I ever feel in eating.
MEDFLIGHT TRAINING CALENDAR HEALTH CAREER THE WIC
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Regional Elders Conference
The NANA Regional Elders included the NWABSD’s Bilingual
met at the Kotzebue Senior Center on Teachers, Nikaitchuat teachers, and
June 21st until the 24th to discuss ways the NWALT members.
that they can be actively involved There were daily break-out
in the language revitalization effort. sessions for the Inupiaq teachers.
They were joined by an Elder from They worked with Maori educators,
the Maniapota Tribe in New Zealand, Mike Graham, from the Te Wananga
Hinekahakura ‘Tuti’ Aranui, who o Aotearoa (Apakura Campus) and
worked closely with Levi Cleveland, Hirere Moana, principal at the Te
President of the NANA Regional Kura Kaupapa o Oparure (immersion
Elders Council. Together, Tuti and school) to learn what the Maori did to
Levi led a process seeking advice bring back their language and teaching
from the Elders on ways to revitalize methods.
the Inupiaq language and promote The Elders identified what
wellness by modeling and promoting is important for each villages and
ways of living the Inupiaq values. what needs to be done to make
The knowledge and skills the Elders change happen; they shared problems
shared will be further discussed in they have in their villages and
their own communities. identified ways to address them; they
discussed how they can help those
individuals in their villages who are
choosing unhealthy lifestyles. They
also discussed traditional Inupiaq
protocols. Finally, they identified what
they will do when they return home
their own villages.
The conference brought
everyone together and the Inupiaq
Levi Cleveland and Tuti Aranui values were honored throughout the Beulah Ballot takes a ‘negative act’ which affects people, writes it on a piece of paper,
four days. While the program contents crumbles it up, and tosses it in to the garbage – getting rid of it to focus on a positive
During the four-day conference, there will be shared by the Elders in their outcome.
were over 80 people who gathered own villages, some of the highlights
at the Senior Center. Each village were that the Inupiaq language was
was represented by three Elders spoken, uplifting songs such as
including the president of each Village Aarigaa were sung, and everyone
Elders Council and two others. The shared positive energy and a desire to
residents of the Senior Center and work together. The Maori guests also
other interested Elders and ‘Elders shared some of their songs and dances
in training’ were welcomed in to including the Haka, a traditional
the circle. Others who participated Maori dance.
Caleb Pungoiwi, Corey Stephens & Raymond Hawley dance the Haka.
Louie Commack, Don Sheldon and Leland Barger
Dora Hadley from Buckland, Nora Booth from Noatak, Irene Armstrong from Buckland
flooding and waiting for extra shirts to
show up. Which are still on the way!
Helmets and float coats were a couple
of the prizes raffled off.
had more FUN Kotzebue- June 11th (82
people) Thank you Volunteers- John
Rickel, Sue Rickel, Kevin Smalley,
Florence Smaller, Bruce Warwick,
Kotzebue! Jim Whidby, Gloria Baker, Golden
Viveirous, Kristen Smith, Marjorie
Gholson. 82 people participated
It is FUN RUN SEASON and which looks to be a record from info I
Maniilaq hosted events in have from the last couple of years.
Deering, Buckland, Kiana and
Kotzebue. By Jason Dau, Maniilaq All FUN RUN participants
Injury Prevention and Sheila A. got a t-shirt, water bottle, pedometer
Gregg, CHP Supervisor (Deering) (tracks the distance a person walks/
runs), and a chance to win a prize in
Kiana- May 17 (87 people) It the raffle.
was a beautiful spring day with a ton
of song birds singing. It was so nice For July here is a run down of
to see the community come together Kotzebue’s participants went from MHC parking lot to the end of the pavement and back
what the Prevention Tobacco
and make this happen. Big thanks to Prevention Program has
Janice Westlake and Midge Schaeffer planned.
was 62 years old. We would like to Gregg 3rd, Quincy Iyatunguk 4th and
for setting up the course, prizes, thank John Rickel, Maniilaq’s Dia-
advertising and the raffle. Participants
Delores Iyatunguk 5th. July 7th & 8th- Youth Softball
betes Prevention Program and Jason Tournament Noatak, Selawik,
had a chance to win a CD player, dry Dau, Maniilaq Injury Prevention for Buckland- June 8th (102
bag, bath towels, tarps, and small Noorvik, and Kiana will be present.
providing all the t-shirts, water bottles, people) Buckland was rescheduled July- Adult Summer Solstice
knick-knacks for the kids during the pedometers, and gift certificates for twice due to weather and flooding.
raffle. Job well done. What a great Tournament (rescheduled due to ice
the participants. The Diabetes Pro- Improved weather conditions conditions on Selawik Lake) Selawik,
way to kick off the summers “Heart gram donated $100 for the Fun Run finally gave us a small window of
Pounding” events. . Noorvik, Kotzebue and Kiana will
this year. We decided to divide the opportunity to hold the event once present
funds into ten $10 gift certificates and the water receded. A large crowd July 27-29th- Youth Summer
Deering- June 6th (31 people) the winners were randomly picked. gathered at the airport to kick off the Softball League Championship.
About 30% of Deerings population Bertha Ballot, Emma Gregg, Brandi Fun Run-bringing in 102 participants. Deering, Buckland, Noatak, Selawik,
participatedin their 3rd Annual Fun Scott, Bonita Barr, James E. Moto, This is a record number of participants Ambler, Noorvik and Kiana will be
Run, held on June 7th at 4 pm. We had Anthony Barr, Bobbie Sue Iyatunguk, for a Fun Run for all villages. So present. About 12-14 teams with
31 participants this year, 15 less than Lila Gregg, Kristina Moto, and Tin- we challenge any of the remaining three full days of play. Biggest Youth
last year. Elders, adults, teens, and miaq Hailstone were able to spend $10 villages to meet or beat this awesome Softball tourney north of the Arctic
babies walked or ran from the bridge each at the Deering Native Store. High number. Good job Buckland. Theresa Circle
to the airport and back. The young- Fives to the first runners in: Christo- Ballot deserves a large pat on the back July 15th-Half Marathon in
est was 9 months old and the oldest pher Moto 1st, Robert Moto 2nd, Darla for being so patient with the weather, Kotzebue
KOBUK RIVER YOUTH SOFTBALL by Sheila Gregg, coach Deering
Photographed above; Last years Deering softball team in Noorvik back row - Gilford Barr, Rebecca Zepeda. Middle row - Christopher Moto, Quincy Iyatunguk, Darla Gregg, Pat-
rick Barr, Robert Moto. Front Row - Tinmiaq Hailstone, Delores Iyatunguk, Coach Calvin Moto I, and Bobbie Sue Iyatunguk.
Deering’s Youth equipment this year; Calvin Moto I try to have games on the weekends to strike out a lot of the youth team’s
Softball Team Would Like To for stepping up and volunteering again against the adults and others willing to batters. They also had a lot of great
to coach along with myself, Sheila play. catches in the outfield. Our youth
Thank The Following People Gregg, CHP Clinic Supervisor – I am Our first game was held on team had at least one home run hit by
For Making It Possible To also coaching and providing rides to Father’s Day against a mixed team of Christopher Moto. Thank you all for
Play Softball Again This Year: and from the airport. adults and youth under 12. It started participating in our first game of 2006.
FAA for allowing us to use the airport We started practices late this out tough for the youth team with the We hoped to travel to
taxi area to practice and play softball year due to the cold and rain and adults keeping a lead of about 10 until Buckland to play a few games this
games; Brenda Scott, CHP-T for increased number of flights bringing the last inning where we were able to year but that is postponed until
requesting equipment; John Rickel, in freight for all the construction going catch up some. The game ended with Buckland’s team is ready. We look
Diabetes Program for sending us on this summer in Deering. Practices a score of 16 for the adults and 13 forward to the Noorvik Tournament
the equipment last year, Jason Dau, are usually held, weather and flights for the youth. The adults had a great and thank Maniilaq for sponsoring
Injury Prevention for sending us new permitting, three days a week and we pitcher Calvin Moto II who was able that Tournament again this year.
Selawik Solid Waste
Workshop by Esther Capelle
The Solid Waste and from the use of products in or
Administration around the home.
We use many potentially
Workshop (May 16- dangerous products everyday: by
19, 2006) In Selawik, being aware of these hazards; we
can also work to minimize the impact
Contributed Beneficial of such waste in our community.
Information Regarding Examples of household hazardous
wastes include antifreeze, brake fluid,
Solid Waste. degreasers, engine cleaners, used
Thirty-five attendants motor oil, herbicides, insecticides,
represented northwest Alaska, wood preservatives, paints, thinners,
southwest AK and Anchorage. paint strippers, rust removers, SWA Workshop Participants front row: Clyde Ramoth, Selawik; 1st row l to r:
Rural Alaskan communities solvents, drain cleaners, septic Shannon Melton, Buckland; Wyatt Moto, Deering; Raven Sheldon, Selawik; Irvin
depend on the earth’s resources for cleaners, fingernail polish remover, Ashenfelter, White Mountain; Larry Zirkle, Anchorage; 2nd row: Hilda Booth, Noatak;
subsistence. Our Alaskan Native some medicines and arts and crafts Jenifer Williams, Anchorage; Esther Capelle, Kotzebue; Richard Sage, Kivalina; Nina
lifestyle has always emphasized the chemicals. Shestakovich, Kotzebue; Roger Clark, Selawik; 3rd row: Glenn Douglas, Shungnak;
importance of taking care of our Hazardous waste is: Duane Riley, Selawik; Mary Lou Amaktoolik, Golovin; Kemberly Henry, Kiana; Lynn
environment because we live so close •Corrosive: Capable of Zender, Anchorage; Ben Davis, Selawik; N. Carol Wesley, Noatak; Mary Thomas,
to the land. It is to our advantage chemically eroding another substance, Buckland; Stan Custer, Shungnak; Tanya Ballot, Selawik; Annabel Alvite, Kotzebue;
to maintain healthy, diverse and such as skin, cloth or metal. (I.e. Millie Hawley, Kivalina; & Kirk Sampson, Noovik
undamaged land and ecosystems. battery acid, drain cleaners)
Selawik elders emphasized advice •Toxic: Directly or indirectly
on taking only what you need and poisonous to living things. (I.e. drain
pass it on to the younger generation. cleaners, antifreeze, herbicides)
Although we buy non-perishable •Flammable: Capable of
items from the store, they tend to catching on fire. (I.e. gasoline, paint
be discarded. Trash is called “solid thinner)
waste”. And, also is considered •Reactive: Capable of creating
“leftovers” from a community’s way a violent or rapid chemical reaction.
of life. Good solid waste management (I.e. chlorine, ammonia)
is how the community takes care of •Explosive: Capable of
its leftovers it creates. Therefore, exploding if exposed to spark, flame,
we have an obligation to protect our or being hit sharply. (I.e. gunpowder, Millie Hawley, Kivalina EPA Selawik Elders; (r to l) Daniel Foster,
environment and to live in harmony bottled gas) Coordinator gives info on how she Roy Smith, Ira Smith, Emma Norton, &
with the land. If we take care of the There are two important started recycling in Kivalina. Alice Smith give brief presentations on
land, it will take care of us. principles to keep in mind when the traditional way of life.
Recycling, reusing or disposing hazardous waste: First,
repairing wastes are another good way consider what will happen to the waste
to reduce landfill space. Many villages in the future. Will it get into your
recycle aluminum cans and lead acid water? Will it travel downstream or
batteries. Fluorescent light bulbs, out to sea and contaminate animals
inkjet cartridges and computers are or fish you may one day catch or
all wastes that can be easily recycled eat? Second, consider that while the
from the community. Recycling small bit of waste you’re dumping
these items keeps the toxic chemicals may be insignificant, there are others
out of the landfill. Pre-paid boxes who are doing the same thing, and the
are covered by the Indian General cumulative effect is devastating.
Assistance Proposal Grants upon Here are some basic guidelines for
request. hazardous materials use and disposal:
Raven Sheldon shows the tractor & Raven Sheldon, Selawik EPA Director
There are many types of •Buy and use only enough for
warehouse to SWA participants presents an outline of Selawik’s landfill
pollution, or potentially damaging the job;
info while Clyde Ramoth, Selawik IRA
impurities or waste. Air, water •Use non-hazardous
President looks on.
and land or soil pollution are the alternatives whenever possible;
predominant categories. •Read labels carefully--follow
Examples of outdoor air directions for use and disposal;
pollution include volcanic ash, dust, •Never bury or dump waste on
wood smoke, power exhaust and the ground. Never pour waste down a
smoke from burning trash. Indoor drain or into the water.
air pollution can occur due to the Some chemicals are difficult to find
presence of formaldehyde, microbes, alternatives for use. Batteries need
water vapor, wood or tobacco smoke, acid. Sno-gos need gas. Generators
nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, radon need oil. One step to take is finding
or fiberglass. Water and land can out how to use less. Taking care not
become polluted from a variety of to drop or break a battery will make it
sources, including chemicals used last longer. Planning trips with others
to separate gold from ore, spilled or will reduce gas and oil use.
leaking fuel, sewage, pesticides and Our fast-paced modern culture
used oil. relies on the use of many hazardous
Hazardous wastes are solid or potentially hazardous materials.
or liquid materials containing certain However, by minimizing their use and
properties that endanger human health following proper disposal procedures,
Selawik elder, Roy Smith recounts his days as a youth hunting & gathering food.
and the environment. These wastes are we can minimize the impact on the
generated both by industrial processes environment and thus, on ourselves.
L E F T -OVERS
In order to recycle any waste, it must Whether you decide to set up such a
be separated. Materials are not usable center, the hazardous wastes should
when they are mixed in with all other be securely stored so they can not be
reached by children.
Recyclables include glass, paper, Some freezers, stoves, thermostats
Or Refusing to Buy aluminum, oil, & cardboard. Learning
a bit about what these products
are made of , and how they can be
and cars have mercury switches or
sensors. This is likely the biggest
source of mercury at the dump. You
recycled will help us understand how can remove the risk by removing the
recycling saves energy and resources. switches. Also, old clinic equipment
can contain a lot of mercury. Make
Many villages recycle aluminum cans, sure your clinic backhauls all of its
& lead-acid batteries. blood pressure cuffs, thermometers,
batteries, etc. when they are replaced.
Other recycling items includes
fluorescent light bulbs, household
batteries, inkjet cartridges and
Some communities choose to have
reuse/drop-off centers that are opened
everyday. Other communities choose For information about how
to have monthly or annual drop-off to ship out hazardous waste,
including FREE shipping
programs in place go to:
Members of the community cleaning up solid waste or “left overs”
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, EVERYDAY MORE WAYS TO SAVE
•Instead of buying sandwich bags •Use herbs, set out a small dish •Buy durable appliances and
and brown paper bags for meals of vanilla or leave an open box of electronic equipment that last
at work, pack food in reusable baking soda in the room as an air longer and can be repaired.
containers and reusable bags. freshener. Help keep these items out of our
landfills by repairing instead of
•Use durable reusable bags when •Buy products that contain recycled disposing.
you go shopping. materials.
•Buy durable, long-lasting
•Buy in bulk and avoid products •Use cat litter or sand instead of salt products—though they are
with over-packaging. About 1/3 of on icy sidewalks. usually higher priced, quality
our garbage is packaging which is goods last longer and are thus
thrown out immediately. •Turn the water off when brushing often less expensive in the long
your teeth. run.
•When purchasing cleaning supplies,
buy as little as you need. Buy less- •Only run full loads in the washing •Keep your vehicle well tuned.
toxic or non-toxic supplies. Baking machine or dishwasher. This will conserve gasoline and
soda and water can be used in place reduce harmful emissions. Buy
of ammonia-based all-purpose •Designate places in the kitchen for only as much auto fluid as you
cleaners. Instead of purchasing a paper bags, plastic bags, glass jars, will use up.
drain cleaner, mix 1⁄4 cup baking plastic containers and other items you
soda with 1⁄4 cup vinegar. can reuse. •Purchase rechargeable batteries.
If these aren’t found in local
•Use baking soda paste as a general •Use cotton rags, napkins and stores, encourage the owners to
stain remover. Rub chalk on grease handkerchiefs instead of paper sell them. Reduce the amount
stains prior to washing. Apply butter towels, napkins and kleenex. of trash going into our landfills
or margarine to chocolate stains, let and help keep toxic metals out
set at least 15 minutes and wash. •Save and reuse envelopes, boxes and too. Some batteries, especially
packing materials that you receive in the small “button” types and
•Turn off lights when you leave the the mail. It’s especially important to rechargeable, can be recycled.
room or at bedtime to save energy reuse foam “peanuts” or other foam
and money. Compact fluorescent packaging—these products destroy •Use non-toxic glue and water-
light bulbs are energy efficient. One the ozone layer. based markers for your arts &
fourth of the energy generated in crafts projects.
America is used for lighting. •Save scrap paper and staple it
together for scratch pads or use it for •Share, borrow or rent items you
•Walk, carpool, or ride your bike rough drafts and math worksheets. don’t use that often.
when possible. Americans make
the equivalent of three million trips •Mend and repair rather than discard •Share magazine subscriptions
to the moon and back each year in and replace. with friends—when you’re all
vehicles, using up natural resources finished, give the magazine to
and polluting the air. •If you’re tired of clothes that haven’t the library or someone else.
worn out, have a clothes swap with
•Use the Sunday comics or magazine your friends or relatives.
pictures for gift wrap. About 40% of
America’s garbage is paper.
Pass The Pollution Prevention Along. Let Others Know What They Can Do To Prevent Pollution.
Encourage Others To Follow These Practices and Learn More About Waste Management.
Hello, I’m Nasruk, to be just right for some
Arlo Davis. My parents are parts. They find the right
Martha Ramoth-Schindler and Joe kind of moss to prepare
Davis. My grandparents are Ralph and mix with seal oil to
and Emma Ramoth and Jan Fanistal use in the seams of the
and Art Davis. I am working as the skins when it’s time to
Relief Youth Wellness Coordinator sew them on to make them
for Maniilaq Association this sum- watertight. They also build
mer. There is a lot I would like to do all the tools that go along
this summer. Youth wellness is very with a qayaq. The short
important to me and I am very happy harpoon and throwing
to be doing this work. Young people board, the long harpoon,
are our future and need to be helped the sled that sits on the
as much as we can. To me helping the back, the paddle, the big
youth means teaching them to respect hook that can be used as
themselves and others, how to work a spare paddle, and the
hard, that suicide should not be seen dyes used to mark all these
as an option for problems, and how to things with their family
believe in themselves. By really listen- design. I felt very lucky
ing to our Inupiaq Ilitqusiat (Love for to see such craftsmenship
children, humility, etc…) I believe we still around and active.
can all be a part of youth wellness. I got to take a
This summer I was able to go steam that night with
down to Bethel for the 23rd Annual Bill’s brother-in-law and
Rural Providers Conference. It was his friends. One of the old
so nice just to walk around town and ladies at the conference in
in their AC’s store and hear so much Bethel said “No wonder
Yu’pik being spoken by everyone. you look clean” when I I’m working with the
They are very stong in their language. got back and told her about my trip school district to get rock
That strength has taken time and hard to Kwig. The steam was on the other gyms built in our schools.
work though. I believe with time and side of the spread out village so Bill’s My goal is to see one in every
effort we can see the same thing up son and me rode little motor scooters village. This is important because they
here with our young people. over to it across the rainy board walks. will provide a healthy activity for our
While down in Bethel I flew It was my first time driving a scooter youth and young adults to learn from. PHOTOGRAPHS
out to Kwigillingok (Kwig) to talk so I took it slow and carefull at the Another project, on a smaller scale,
with qayaq builders, because I heard beginning. One of Bill’s sons was in is making wood and fiberglass bows. “My second break-up hunt-
that was where to find the ones that in Anchorage for college so he let me I have ordered the materials for 14
bows to make with youth. They will
ing on the ice. Real different
still really knew how to do it old style. stay in the extra bedroom that night.
Sure enough I met Noah Andrews and The Hageland pilot was from do the work themselves, with help, so from the tundra by Selawik.
Bill Wilkonson. They built qayaq’s Kwig so that next morning I met him when it’s done they can use it and say Lots of fun though!”
using the measurements of the person out at the same plane we had come in they made it themselves.
who is going to use it . They measure on and we flew back to Bethel. I’m Well, I need to go out ugruk “Tuti and I, an elder from
the person’s forearm and hands and going to try and bring up these guys to hunting now, please call me with any
questions on some of the other stuff
New Zealand, talking about
use those measurements to determine Kotzebue this summer to help us bring
how big to make parts of the boats. back the art of qayaq making with our going on this summer. our ancestors. I was very
There are no trees around Kwig so designs. happy to meet her and the
they have to search for driftwood, and Another project in the works other iglauks (visitors).”
not just any kind of driftwood, it has is building indoor rock climbing walls.
“I Just Want To Say To Everyone Out
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And Alcohol, Get Help From MRC”
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Please contact Dara or Spring at Chukchi College
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My name is Elmer Williams Jr. I to myself, my children, my friends
Connect students and professionals
was born in Kotzebue, where I lived and family. I feel better about my-
self, don’t have to wake up with a
Start a regional resource directory
most of my life. My Dad, Mom and
Sister left behind me, my brother, hangover and wonder where the next Support higher education
and my adopted sister within a ten drink is going to come from. After the
year span. Well, I was introduced to program, I found a job that I like, driv-
alcohol when I was a teenager, then, ing a cab all evening, and that keeps
after I graduated from High School. I me busy most of the day. I noticed Encourage students who are working hard
started to drink very heavily. Every
time I drank I would end up in jail,
that I have more respect from other
people that used to see me drunk all
to achieve their educational goals.
alcohol was always involved. I finally the time. I just want to say to every-
sobered up a little, so that I could find one out there who has a problem with
a job here in Kotzebue. But I lost drugs and alcohol, get help from MRC This can be just as helpful as
most of them because of Alcohol. So here in Kotzebue or anywhere else. It
I ended up in the alcohol program will do you good in the long run. Plus anything else we can give them.
because my children were taken away you will feel better about yourself and
from me and my wife. But I am glad you will live life to the fullest and be
that I went into the program, because
it made me realize what I was doing
Taikuu, Dara Whalen
Ethel Jean Booshu
The people of Point Hope, volunteer in helping administer had assumed the role of Clinic Aides as well as many Maniilaq
Maniilaq association, and the TB medicines in order to help Supervisor in Point Hope. staff members and we have all in
CHAP department, recently suf- stem the spread of the illness. Ethel Booshu was a person some way come away better for the
fered a great loss with the sudden Ethel started her career as one of who always had a smile no matter experience.
these volunteer “TB Nurses” as how stressful it was in the clinic. Ethel played a significant
they were then called. She worked She always had time to answer any role in the development of the CHP
as a volunteer for about 4 years questions a new trainee might have program from its inception. Her
without pay before she was hired and was always ready to share loss will be greatly felt not only
as a Health Aide in the village of with them the techniques she had by those who’s lives she touched
Point Hope. During her career, learned over her years of working on a day-to-day basis in Point
Ethel also worked as a Health Aide with CHP. Hope, but also by countless people
in Gambell for a number of years I have enjoyed working throughout our service area and
and for two years she was a travel with Ethel since we first met in state who have worked with her.
clerk in Nome in the late 1970’s. In April of 2004. I learned a great Through her work and being a part
passing of long time CHP and September 1984 Ethel went back deal from her in the short time we of the foundation of the Alaska
Point Hope resident, Ethel Booshu. to work in Point Hope as a CHP worked together. Ethel had only CHAP program, helping to make
The foundation of the CHAP and was working in that capacity been a part of the Maniilaq Family it what it is today, there are those
program was laid back in the when The Maniilaq Association a short five years at the time of her who may never have met Ethel
1960’s when people from took over the services for the clinic passing. However, in that time she whose lives and health will be
individual villages were asked to in July of 2001. Just recently, Ethel touched the lives of many Health enhanced for generations to come.
The CHAP program We hope retirement brings Ramona, we all hope
and the residents of Selawik Ramona much needed rest. As
you enjoy your time with
recently celebrated the we all know, working as a Health
retirement of Ramona Sheldon, Aide is one of the most stressful your family and we wish you
CHP. jobs there is. The only time any the best of luck in your next
Ramona started her CHA/P can get any rest is when adventure.
Health Aide career in June they are not in the village. One
1985 in the village of Selawik. CHP is always on call in each
Ramona and other trainees village and because of this, they
completed their first two spend a lot of time away from their
sessions of CHAP training
here in Kotzebue and finished
the rest of their training at
homes and families-many times in
the depths of winter and at night.
Even when they are not on call,
other centers around the state. when an Emergency occurs in the Retired after 21
Ramona was an excellent role village all the CHA/Ps respond
model for new trainees-always to help. In light of this, working years as a Community
ready to answer any questions until retirement as a CHP is a
or assist with any need they great accomplishment when you Health Aide in Selawik
might have. consider all this position entails.
Helen Bolen is a lucky
woman. She won the raffle at the
Northwest Arctic Boroughs 20 year
Anniversary Celebration. The prize, a Helen donated the four
brand new Honda four wheeler. wheeler to the IRA’s Nikaitchuat
This is not the first time this Tribal School, and the money won at
sort of thing has happened to her, not the basketball game was donated to Helen Bolen, President/CEO, Maniilaq Association presents keys to four wheeler to
too long ago, she won hundreds of a family suffering the loss of a loved Kotzebue IRA Executive Director, Linda Joule with Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor
dollars with a raffle ticket given out at one. Ross Schaeffer
a basket ball game.
(Front) Gillian Foxglove, Lavasil Cobbin and Roberta James Mason of KOTZ Radio tossed 400 Billy Ticket organized a slideshow for his brother Herman Ticket
Jacquelyn Berlin and Carter Frost cakes in the High feet of streamers through baskets and
Kylah Melton School kitchen around poles in the gym CONTINUED FROM COVER
SOLDIERS HONORED BEFORE DEPLOYED TO IRAQ
Begal, Robyn and Kiki Kiyutelluk
Troops Interviewed for KOTZ Radio
I would like to thank
the people who
donated to make the
feast possible for our
troops. Sgt. Floyd H. Left to right: Frances Ticket, Myrna Ticket, Janet Geary, Louie Commack.
Ticket, Sgt. Ronald Front Row: Sgt. Ronald Skin, Sgt. Steven Ballot (Retired After 30 Years Of Service)
Skin from Selawik and
Pvt. Sonny P. Hadley
are being deployed to
Iraq on July 6th, 2006.
Maniilaq, NANA, KEA,
Buckland & Selawik
IRA, Buckland Native
Store, School District,
Bering Air and also
NWASB, and OTZ for
making it possible for
Robyn Kiyutelluk to
The people I would like
to thank for coming: Top row: Courtney Hadley, Calvin Jones holding his boys Quinton & Quincy Jones, Richard Jones, Billy Ticket, Norman
Joe Swan, Alice Moore, Ticket, Allen Ticket, Ella Ticket, Maureen Ticket, Marjorie Ticket. Second Row: Clara Ticket, Floyd Ticket, Cheyenne
Wells, Tillie Ticket, Myrna Ticket, Chester Ticket, Brent Ticket, Anthony Ticket, Jenny Johnson. Third Row: Colt
Louie Commack, Ticket, Floyd Ticket 3rd,Beulah Commack, Johnnie Ticket Sr., Bo Ticket, Matthew Berlin holding his daughter Jacquelyn
James Mason, Robyn Berlin, Herman Geffe. Forth Row: Kylah Melton, Kiarah Melton, Shannon Melton holding Kelden Melton, Kayden
Westlake, Robyn Ticket, Eva Ticket, Sgt. Floyd H. Ticket, Shawna Berlin, Garret Ticket, Emma Thomas, Bethany Ticket and Christian
Kiyutelluk and her Ticket.
family, and all the
family members that
came to support our
Also the People of
Buckland for their
Support, and the ladies
who helped with the
I am so thankful that
we are still able to work
as one. Working as one
we can accomplish
Top Row: Eric Weber, Della Hadley, Kyle Weber, Ethan Hadley, Nathan Hadley Jr., Allen Hadley, Nathan Hadley 3rd,
Thank you for your Denny Hadley, Ethel Weber. Second Row: Phillip Geary, Tyler Hadley, Paul Hadley, Emma Hadley holding Daughter
Belle Hadley, Martin Hadley, Ethel Brown Holding Cody Brown, Edith Melton, Alice Moore, Melissa Hadley holding
Help and Support, son Louis Hadley, Jacob Weber. Third Row: Gary Hadley, Natalie Hadley holding DeLani Hadley, Natasha Hadley,
Florence Hadley, Nancy Stalker, Doris Frankson, Amelia Hadley, Doreen Hadley, Ashley Thomas, Cameron Brown.
Shannon Melton Forth Row: Destiny Hadley, Jonny Hadley, Pvt. Sonny P. Hadley, Nathan Hadley Sr., Rosie Hadley, Esther Hadley
& Troops holding Autumn Weber, Rosie Hadley, Calvin Brown Jr.
*TENTATIVE* 8:00am – 8:30am
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Kuukpiaq and Itqutchignaqsiruq
QUAD MEETING 8:30am Welcome
• Afarraaq Levi Cleveland, Chairman of Regional
Review Day One (Kuieeaq and Anaullaqtaq)
9:30am Overview of 5 critical areas and MOA’s presented by
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 Kasafnaaluk and Tuuqpak
8:30 – 9:00 am Kuukpiaq and Itqutchignaqsiruq 9:45am Panel 1: Workforce Development & Education (Diane
Ramoth – invited)
9:00am Opening Prayer • Local Hire (Tuulukanna Selina Moose, NANA;
Song “Arigaa” and
Welcome Akliatchiaq Gerty Viveiros-Gallahorn,
• Argagiaq Willie Goodwin, Chairman, Maniilaq)
Kotzebue Elders • Technology Think Tank (Paaniikaaluk D’Anne
• Afarraaq Levi Cleveland, Chairman, Regional Hamilton, Native Village of Kotzebue)
Elders • Education (Dr. Norman Eck)
Opening Remarks by Northwest Arctic Leadership
Team Co-Chairs 10:30 – 11:00am Kuukpiaq
• Kasafnaaluk Marie N. Greene, President,
NANA Regional Corp. 11:00am Panel 2: Economic Development (NANA/Borough)
• Tuuqpak Helen A. Bolen, President/CEO, • Tribal Governments (Kiana/Selawik)
Maniilaq Assoc. • Alaska Territorial Guard (Major General Craig
Keynote Speaker E. Cambell, Adjutant General, Alaska and
• Piquk Linda Lee Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military and
10:30 – 10:45am Kuukpiaq • Nova Gold (Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President &
CEO - invited)
10:45am Village Visit Updates • Teck Cominco (Jim Coolis - invited)
• Summary PowerPoint presented by: • Subsistence Committee (Ikaaq Roland Booth)
Kasafnaaluk and Tuuqpak • Other Economic Development Updates (Borough
11:30am – 1:00pm Qitiqquutchibvik
11:30am – 1:00pm Qitiqquutchibvik
1:00pm State of the Region Address – Qalayauq Roswell
Schaeffer, Mayor, Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly 1:00pm Panel 3: Inupiaq Language and Culture (I’yiiqpak
• Snap shot of where we are today presented by Gladys Pungowiyi)
the NWALT • Inupiaq Language Commission (Afarraaq Levi
Priorities for each Organization Cleveland)
• Quick overview of the organizational strategic • Culture Camps (Paniyavluk Sherry Swan)
* Kasafnaaluk Marie N. Greene, 2:45 – 3:00pm Kuukpiaq
* Tuuqpak Helen A. Bolen, President/ 3:00pm Panel 4: Healthy Communities & Wellness (Kisaun
CEO, Maniilaq Sandy Shroyer-Beaver)
• Healthy Communities (Tuuqpak)
3:00 – 3:15pm Kuukpiaq • Boys and Girls Clubs (Ayiayuk Stefanie
3:15pm Priorities for each Organization, Continued: • Wellness & Spirituality (Allen Ticket, Marianne
* Qalayauq Roswell Schaeffer, Mayor, Wilson - invited)
Northwest Arctic Borough Panel 5: Infrastructure and Basic Services (Siikauraq
* Dr. Norman Eck, Superintendent, Martha Whiting)
Northwest Arctic • School Construction (Shishalik Dr. Norman Eck)
Borough School District
4:45 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Recess
4:45 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Recess
Thursday, August 3, 2006
8:00 – 8:30am Kuukpiaq and Itqutchignaqsiruq
• Ikaafuraq Lorena Nay, Kotzebue High School
Graduate, Class of ’06
Review Day Two (Kuieeaq and Anaullaqtaq)
9:00am Small group discussions (Igamiibaq Nathan Kotch)
This notice is hereby given to inform you that Louie • What are we doing right?
• What do we need to change?
Commack, Chairman of the Maniilaq Board of • What do we need to add?
Directors, has called a Executive Committee Meeting
9:45 – 10:00 am Kuukpiaq
10:00am Small group discussions (Igamiibaq Nathan Kotch),
Wednesday Continued …
11:30am – 1:00pm Qitiqquutchibvik
July 19, 2006 @ 1:30 p.m. 1:00pm List small group priorities (Igamiibaq Nathan Kotch)
at the 4:45 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Recess
5:00pm Potluck and Entertainment
FR Ferguson Building Board Room
Friday, August 4, 2006
in 8:00 – 8:30am Kuukpiaq and Itqutchignaqsiruq
Kotzebue, Alaska 8:30am Welcome and Review Day Three
• Kuieeaq and Anaullaqtaq
Attached is the Executive Committee Agenda 8:45am Prioritize list by all participants – from matrix prepared by
process group (Igamiibaq Nathan Kotch)
for July 19, 2006.
10:00 – 10:15am Kuukpiaq
If you have questions regarding this meeting, 10:15 am Small group discussion prioritization matrix (Igamiibaq
please contact the Corporate Secretary Nathan Kotch)
at 442-3311, or toll free: (from morning breakouts)
• Outcome measures
1-800-478-3312, Ext. 7615.
11:45am – 12pm Closing and Adjournment
Healthy And Youthful
Did you know that vitamin By Vernetta Nay Moberly, Inupiat Ilitqusiat The Paatitaaq (wild chives)
A in our diet acts as an antioxidant are just about ready as well this week.
to neutralize harmful elements in our They grow up to 10 to 16 inches
skin? Many people equate vitamin A high. The flowers are pink to rose-
with a better ‘vision’, but our skin’s violet or purple color. The stems are
health is directly dependent on the smooth and round. They grow along
amount of Vitamin A in our diet. the coast and grow shorter along the
Also, vitamin A helps prevent Kobuk River. The buds have a papery
wrinkles, resist infection and keep covering like a Japanese lantern. You
our skin youthful. This causes me to can pick them as soon as they come
reflect to the time I was very young. up in the spring and continue to pick
Many ladies looked youthful; their them until they start to flower
skin was wrinkle free even in their late However, one must learn the
forties. Many had a regular diet of our difference between the wild onion and
natural foods in traditional storages another plant called ‘death camas’, it
and caches, now today our freezers is deadly. Wild chives have a strong
that were gathered from different onion-garlic smell and the Death
seasons. I have mentioned before, that camas has no smell.
many ladies were still having babies Eat as follows: Raw in seal
in their forties and were fit, trim and oil with meat and fish. Cooked with
strong. It does make so much sense fish or meat, they cook instantly so
because they followed their custom to 5-10 minutes before cooking time is
pick and eat all of the plants and roots over, immerse the chives in broth for
from our back country. few seconds in the still simmering
*Photo: Attamuk Jr and David Barr out hunting taken by Ess Scott Sr.
I remember that almost all broth, drain and eat with seal oil or
the ladies in Noorvik would fill their that is was naturally practiced by our Think sweet potatoes, carrots and with butter.
wooden barrel buckets with a variety people. The money spent to gather apricots. Also, use raw green onions
of cooked leaves in which they kept in our ‘free foods’ activity is, purchasing It is also said that vitamin A in salads. Hot salad after frying the
a cool place and during berry picking of few grub and gas. is a potent fat-soluble vitamin, easily meat and fat, put chopped greens such
time each bucket would be added of Ladies and Gents- here’s stored in our body tissue that is not as the fireweeds, sura, chives, into the
different color berries. a high five for your drive to pay found in any plant. (But up here in the still hot fat and stir for a few minutes
Today, however many of us attention the fast growing plants and Arctic – we know the “sura”) So it is until the greens just begin to wilt,
are not too in tune with this activity, roots - a job well done!!!! Keep up also said that vitamin A is known to be quickly stir in vinegar, salt and pepper
and we are not in the “anticipated the good work to pass on the tradition toxic, and levels above the RDA, so to taste and serve.
mode” to gather the ‘first greens’ , to your children. This past spring our it’s not wise to supplement your diet Cream of chive soup: Chop
that are popping out and for the ones Elders are encouraging us not to leave with vitamin A pills. Instead, focus 1 or 2 cups of chives. Fry 3 Table
that are ready as spring wore on them at home with baby sitters, take on the delicious tastes of those fruits Spoon of oil until nearly soft, stir in 3
to summer. Somewhere along our them along. and vegetables high in carotene for a table spoon of flour. Gradually add 2
everyday living that activity was not As I read from other sources, safe way to healthy skin. Begin with cups of milk, stirring constantly while
passed on to many of us, and those of that vitamin A in the typical American our 10 easy ways to add beta-carotene it thickens and comes to a boil and
us who know how have stopped the diet comes from carotene which is to your diet. Today with our hard season with salt and pepper.
practice. I am glad that some ladies the pigment that gives yellow and earned money, at least we can also Folks who went to their spring
have ventured out along the coast, and orange produce their color. Our purchase from the shelves of our local camps have made bundles of dried
up to the tundra to gather sura and bodies convert carotene into vitamin groceries stores: whitefish strings. Siraachiaqtuqtuni
tukayuk. Yes! Pick up that ole passion A, making it crucial to healthy skin. nakuuruklu (dried fish is so good to
eat) Other than the ugruq meat, de-
boned the dried white fish, cut into
A FEW WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SUMMER SNACKS bite size pieces which is also added
to the oil and preserved. You can
keep them handy in your freezer. The
best container is a wide mouth glass
Add grated carrots to spaghetti sauce jars with cover, and eat them during
-You won’t notice their presence and their carotene will feed your skin. supper or late night snack. The mayo
jar is a good jar to save and use for
Add fresh spinach leaves to salad greens this purpose. And here comes the
- Spinach contains more carotene than other types of lettuce. Qalugruaq, the SALMON! Yum….
dried fish, smoked strips, salted heads
Enjoy a daily fruit smoothie made of vanilla yogurt and and bellies….yes!!!!
- Include apricots, peaches, mango or papaya as your fruit choices
to boost carotene in your diet.
For a special dessert that’s good for your skin, place
chilled melon balls in a fun glass; splash with a fruity
drink and add mint of garnish.
Keep fresh broccoli florets on hand in the fridge for a
- Serve with your favorite low-fat dip for a treat everyone will
Make fruit a part of everyday dinner meal Send in your pictures and
- Keep canned, fresh or frozen peaches and apricots on hand to
add to the nightly fruit salad. articles: Attention Media
Department for a chance
Choose tropical fruit such a papaya or mango for a to be featured in the next
delicious new taste
- Tired of the same old fruit? Go tropical! issue of Sivutmuuluta.
Add broccoli and fresh spinach to pasta or tomato salads
-They fit into just about every recipe. PUBLISHED BY
Substitute papaya for tomato in salsa recipes P.O.Box 256
- Not only will your taste buds tango, you’ll also get plenty of
carotene! Kotzebue, AK 99752
Look for juices made from fruits high in carotene
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