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					Iñupiaq Values Based
 Bulletin Board Ideas




 Prepared by the Iñupiaq Language Department
 with ideas from the Iñupiaq Language teachers.
                  October 2008




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Introduction:

Superintendent Blankenship has asked that all school bulletin
boards reflect Iñupiaq culture and values during the month of
November in honor of Iñupiaq Day, which is on November 7.
The Iñupiaq language teachers recently brainstormed some ideas
for values based bulletin boards. We hope these ideas prove
helpful to those creating the bulletin boards.

Many of the bulletin board ideas require a few weeks of lead
time. November is coming right up so we suggest that staff look
at the ideas now so plans can be made and implemented prior to
the 1st of November.

We ask that teachers take pictures of their bulletin boards and
submit them to the Iñupiaq Language Department. We will add
this year’s pictures to this document as well as any new ideas so
that next year we have an even better teacher resource.

Quyanaqpak!

Jana Harcharek
Iñupiaq Language Department




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Table of Contents
Ukpiqqutiqaåniq - Spirituality                             1

Iøagiigñiq - Family and Kinship                            2

Iñupiuraallaniq - Knowledge of Language                    3

Aÿuniallaniq - Hunting Traditions                          4

Aviktuaqatigiigñiq - Sharing                               6

Piqpakkutiqaåniq suli qiksiksrautiqaåniq utuqqanaanun
allanullu - Love and respect for our Elders and one another 7

Nagliktuutuqaåniq - Compassion                             9

Paammaaåigñiq - Cooperation                               10

Paaqæaktautaiññiq - Avoidance of Conflict                 12

Qiksiksrautiqaåniq Inuuniaåvigmun - Respect for Nature 13

Qiñuiñniq - Humility                                      14

Quvianåuniq - Humor                                       15




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              Ukpiqqutiqaåniq - Spirituality
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Show how our beliefs and traditions are important to our people. Have students
and community members contribute pictures of feasts, singspirations and churches.
Encourage the inclusion of pictures recently taken as well as those from long ago.
Post the pictures on the bulletin board with the title: “Iñupiaq Spiritual Belief’s
and Traditions are Important.”

Sometimes it is hard to get people to share such a valuable and often irreplaceable
possession. Here are some ideas for getting the pictures you will need.

 Let people know that you will not be posting their actual picture. You will be
scanning the pictures and returning the originals. Keep all submissions in well
labeled envelopes so that you can return them to the right person. Do your best to
return the pictures within a few days of getting them.

Assign high school students to make appointments to go to people’s homes to scan
the pictures. That way the pictures never leave the home. Have the students offer
to email copies of the scanned pictures to the family.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Songs are a sacred part of Iñupiaq culture. Encourage people to write down their
songs. Post the songs on the bulletin board along with a picture of the person that
wrote the song. Suggested title: “Songs are a Sacred Part of Iñupiaq Culture.”

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Have a community member come in and teach which plants were used for
medicine, sharing/bartering, rituals. Take pictures of the community member
sharing the information with the students. If you can, get pictures of the plants as
well. A good resource is the film: “Arctic Harvest.” There should be a copy in
every school library.


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             Iøagiigñiq - Family and Kinship
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Have the students fill in a family tree of self, and expanding into extended family.
Create a bulletin board from their work. Suggested title: “Iøavut” which translates
to “Our Family.”

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have students bring in pictures of family members to arrange and glue onto a large
piece of paper or poster board. Have them write a little about each person and
how they are related. Use these posters to create a bulletin board about family.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Have students draw pictures of family members. Have them label the family
members in Iñupiaq. Use these pictures to create a bulletin board about family.

Bulletin Board Idea #5
Have students write an essay on the origins of their name. It should answer some
of the following questions: Who named you? Who are you named after? Why?
What stories have you heard about the person you were named after?




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   Iñupiuraallaniq - Knowledge of Language
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Take pictures up of students saying “The Pledge Of Allegiance” in Iñupiaq,
reading Iñupiaq books together or working with their Iñupiaq teacher doing the
Accelerated Second Language Acquisition method. Use the pictures to create a
bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Invite community members to work with the students either on language or on a
cultural activity that includes the language. They could read a book, tell a story,
play a game or do an art project with students. Take pictures of the community
members interacting with the students. Use the pictures to create a bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Students can write a poem or story in Iñupiaq about why it is important to be able
to speak Iñupiaq. Create a bulletin board out of their work.




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          Aÿuniallaniq - Hunting Traditions
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Have students pring in pictures of themselves or family hunting. Put up pictures of
old and new hunting scenes. For example, whaling, walrus hunting, caribou
hunting, bearded seal hunting, geese hunting, duck hunting, etc.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have the students make maps of hunting areas, where their ancestors hunted and
where their parents hunt now. Students can write a description to go along with
their map. Create a bulletin board out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Have students draw a picture of their favorite hunting experience. Students can
also write a story or poem to go along with their art work. Create a bulletin board
out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #5
Students can do a short writing project about their hunting trips with family or
friends. Create a bulletin board out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #6
Have students draw pictures of how they go hunting: for example by snow
machine, four-wheeler, boat, walking or argo. Students can also write a story or
poem to go along with their art work. Create a bulletin board out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #7
Whaling Bulletin Board for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades: Paint a small paper bag
black, stuff with newspaper/scrap paper, make the whale’s tale and fins(paint
them) and then staple the tail and glue the fins on. Then, with white color pencil/


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paint draw the mouth and eyes. Children also like to make cardboard boats to tow
the whale. Make a pattern of the bottom of the boat, then cut out the sides for the
boat and use a hot glue gun to put the sides on the bottom. If the students have
extra time, they can add a rudder onto their boat or people on the boat. (Use their
imagination). You can also use laminating paper to make the spout for the whale.




                               Kaktovik Bulletin Board




                            Whale picture to model after....

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               Aviktuaqatigiigñiq - Sharing
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Have the students make or write poems or stories about how important it is to have
the value of sharing, whether it be sharing food or anything one might need.
Create a bulletin board out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have students find or draw pictures of people sharing. Students can also write a
story or poem to go along with their photos or art work. Create a bulletin board
out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Take pictures of a whale being divided. Use the pictures to create a bulletin board.




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   Piqpakkutiqaåniq suli qiksiksrautiqaåniq
   utuqqanaanun allanullu - Love and respect
        for our Elders and one another
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Organize a service project or service scavenger hunt. Take pictures of the students
doing the service and use them to create a bulletin board. You could also have the
students write about how they felt while doing the service and include their
writings.

Instructions for service scavenger hunt:
Have the students help you make a list of possible ways to serve. Each item should
be similar in how long it would take to complete. Divide the class into teams of a
manageable size. Make sure you have one adult to go with each team. Have the
students go to elders’ homes and ask them if there is anything on the list that they
can do for the elder. Make sure each team is armed with a camera. Have them
take pictures of them doing the work and at least one picture of them with the
elder. Have the elder sign the sheet. Teams can only do one service per home. No
service can be repeated. You decide how many places they have to serve in before
they can report back. Examples: shovel snow, take trash out, etc...

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have the students write about their grandparents and how much they love and
respect them and how they should act around the elders. Have the students bring
in pictures of them with their grandparents or other elders to include in the bulletin
board. Create a bulletin board with the students’ writing and the pictures.




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Bulletin Board Idea #4
Have students draw pictures of themselves and their grandparents doing something
positive in the community: For example reading, hunting, helping, etc... Students
can also write a story or poem to go along with their art work. Create a bulletin
board out of their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #5
 Have student go to elders’ houses and take pictures of them. They could also get
pictures by going to community meetings at the school, church etc... Have the
students label the pictures with information about each of the elders.

Bulletin Board Idea #6
Talk about ways to encourage young people to be respectful towards one another.
Have them write essays on how you display respect towards one another. Create a
bulletin board out of their work.




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           Nagliktuutuqaåniq - Compassion
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Help the students discuss how they can help those in need. Have them draw and/or
write about helping and ways to help. Create a bulletin board from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Organize a service project or service scavenger hunt. Take pictures of the students
doing the service and use them to create a bulletin board. You could also have the
students write about how they felt while doing the service and include their
writings.

Instructions for service scavenger hunt:
Have the students help you make a list of possible ways to serve. Each item should
be similar in how long it would take to complete. Divide the class into teams of a
manageable size. Make sure you have one adult to go with each team. Have the
students go to elders’ homes and ask them if there is anything on the list that they
can do for the elder. Make sure each team is armed with a camera. Have them
take pictures of them doing the work and at least one picture of them with the
elder. Have the elder sign the sheet. Teams can only do one service per home. No
service can be repeated. You decide how many places they have to serve in before
they can report back. Examples: shovel snow, take trash out, etc...




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              Paammaaåigñiq - Cooperation
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Find pictures of people working together to cut up a caribou, whale or bearded
seal. Have students write descriptions for the pictures and use the pictures and
their descriptions to create the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Find pictures of students helping serve food at Nalukataq.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Take or get pictures of students joining to help with pulling a whale up. Have the
students write about how it feels to be a part of such a big project. Create the
bulletin board from the pictures and writing.

Bulletin Board Idea #5
Have the class make a map of the village for the bulletin board. Have them divide
the work by having some of them make and cut out the houses and other buildings.
Have others lay out the roads and draw and color the lagoons.

Bulletin Board Idea #6
Find or take pictures of traditional Iñupiaq group activities such as: amiqsit (ladies
sewing on a skin boat), men cleaning the ice cellar out before whaling and giving
away what was left over from last year to the community, men putting the new
harvest into the ice cellar.

Bulletin Board Idea #7
Have the students make a mural/bulletin board of a cooperative activity. Ideas for
cooperative activities: pulling in a whale, Nalukataq, the blanket toss.



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Bulletin Board Idea #8
Make classroom murals on Cooperation and have the students write an essay on
how they understand the meaning of cooperative learning. You can have them do
this individually or split into groups of two or more. Putting them into groups will
enhance their knowledge of cooperative learning in the classroom and they can
give each others ideas to write about their essay before presenting to the whole
class. Create the bulletin board from the essays and pictures of the murals.

Bulletin Board Idea #9
Have the students write and draw about how they cooperate at home. Have them
write down the steps on going to bed at night, getting up in the morning-eating
breakfast and listening to their parents and siblings. Create the bulletin board from
their art and writings.




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   Paaqæaktautaiññiq - Avoidance of Conflict
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Have students write about a conflict that they experienced and how they solved the
problem. Have them explain how resolving conflict is good for the community.
Use their writing to create the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Find pictures of people greeting each other and hugging each other. Also, pictures
of people working together without arguing/conflict. Then have students write
about them. Use the pictures and the students writing to create the bulletin board.




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       Qiksiksrautiqaåniq Inuuniaåvigmun -
                Respect for Nature
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Take or get pictures of people cleaning up the camp while out camping. Have the
students describe or write about the pictures. Use the pictures and their writing to
create the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Make a mural of people/kids cleaning up trash around the village or a hunting area.
Show people picking up trash so the environment is clean and healthy. Have them
draw or write a story about the value.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Take or get pictures of people in the community who protect our lands by being
involved in our political and economic freedom on the North Slope. Have the
students write about the people. Create the bulletin board from the pictures and
writing.




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                       Qiñuiñniq - Humility
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Have the students draw pictures of how they think an “Iñupiaq” people should treat
each other. Use the students pictures with their explanations for the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have students write about the meaning of “Humility.” Post their writings on the
bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Find pictures of people doing things others don’t like to do. Then have the
students write sentences on humility. Use the pictures and the student’s writing for
the bulletin board.




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                     Quvianåuniq - Humor
Bulletin Board Idea #1
Have the students make their own posters on the value and create a bulletin board
from their work.

Bulletin Board Idea #2
Do a costume contest (Puuqtaluk). Tell the students to dress up in the funniest way
you can and make everyone laugh by doing a funny dance or acting out. Take
pictures of the proceedings. Have the students write comments for the pictures and
use them along with the pictures for the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #3
Have someone come into your class to teach the students how to play “Maq” and/
or “Aaku, Aaku.” Take pictures of them playing the games. Post the pictures
along with student comments or descriptions of the activities on the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board Idea #4
Students can write a story about something funny that happened or draw or post a
photo of something funny that may have happened.

Bulletin Board Idea #5
Have the students make funny masks. Put up the masks or pictures of each student
wearing their mask on the bulletin board. Have the students write about their mask
and post that as well. They can talk about why they chose to make that particular
mask or tell how they made it.




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