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Alaska Native Book Fair – October 12, 2018

Please join us at the

Alaska Native Book Fair
Friday, October 12, 2018
1 to 7 pm
ANTHC Consortium Office Building
4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

Sponsored by:  Alaska Native Media Group, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Best Beginnings

The Alaska Native Media Group will host an Alaska Native Book Fair event on Friday, October 12, 2018 in partnership with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Best Beginnings. There are 19 Alaska Native published authors and two illustrators who will be selling and signing their books.

Best Beginning staff will be available to help young ones make their own book.

Panel discussions will be held in the Atrium.

Panel 1 – EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL
4-4:45 pm

Edgar Blatchford, moderator

Panelists:  Jan Harper Haines, Loretta Outwater, Willie Hensley and Dolly Hills

Panel 2 – CHILDRENS’ BOOKS – HOW THEY DIFFER
5-5:45 pm

Abbe Hensley, moderator

Panelists:  Barbara Atwater, Ethan Atwater, Laurie Evans-Dinneen and Baby Raven Reads representative

Panel 3 – CAPTURING ATTENTION/GETTING PUBLISHED
6-6:45 pm

Edgar Blatchford, moderator

Panelists:  Laurie Evans-Dinneen, Epicenter Press, Evan Swenson, Publication Consultants, and Flip Todd, Todd Communications

PARTICIPATING ALASKA NATIVE AUTHORS

Adams, Phyllis (Athabascan)
THE GINGERBREAD MOOSE, ALASKA BOOTS FOR CHELSEA

Atwater, Barbara Jacko and Ethan Jacko Atwater (Dena’ina Athabascan)
WALTER’S STORY
HOW THE RAVEN GOT ITS CROOKED BEAK

Brower, Britt’Nee – (Inupiat)
Iñupiaq Coloring Book

Cheney, Della (Haida/Tlingit)
WEAVING OUR WORLDS

Fast, Phyllis (Koyukon Athabascan)
HALF BEAD OF FUNDY, MIDNIGHT DRAMA
THE DIRE WOLF ALLIANCE, TEPI, THE GIRL WHO HELPED THE DEER
BRELLA AND HER UMBRELLA

Haines, Jan Harper (Koyukon Athabascan)
COLD RIVER SPIRITS

Hills, Dolly – (Yup’ik)
A MOTHER’S TEARS FOR A MISSING SON

Hensley, William (Iñupiaq)
FIFTY MILES FROM TOMORROW

Kay, Sharon Paula (Unangan Aleut)
LEARN TO WEAVE AN ATTU BASKET

*Kiana, Chris, Sr. (Iñupiaq)
ALASKA CRYING BABY, WALLY THE LOST BABY WALRUS, 100 ALASKA ESKIMO YO-YO STRATAGEMS

Light, David (Tlingit)
BROTHERS IN HARMONY, ANB

Merculieff, Ilarion Larry (Unangan Aleut)
WISDOM KEEPER: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO HONOR THE UNANGAN PEOPLE,
STOP TALKING: INDIGENOUS WAYS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Outwater, Loretta (Iñupiaq)
WINTER WALK (another underway)

Senungutak, Joe (Iñupiaq)
GIVE OR TAKE A CENTURY

Sims, Beverly
OUR FUR FATHERS OF SOUTHWEST ALASKA

Starbard, Vera (Tlingit/Dena’ina)
OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD
FIRST ALASKANS MAGAZINE

Thiele, Raina (Dena’ina Athabascan)
WEST WINGERS

Sealaska Heritage
Dawn Dinwoodie’s distribution
BABY RAVEN READS series

PARTICIPATING ALASKA NATIVE ILLUSTRATORS

Danielle Larsen (Unangan Aleut/Koyukon Athabascan/Iñupiaq)
Daniellelarsenart.com

Zack Martin (Ahtna Athabascan)
https://www.facebook.com/ZachsCreations

 

Alaska Native Book Fair Submissions

In partnership with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Best Beginnings, the Alaska Native Media Group will host an Alaska Native Book Fair event on Friday, October 12, at 1-7 pm at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium COB Atrium, 4000 Ambassador Dr. We would like to invite Alaska Natives who have written and had a book published to participate. We also invite book illustrators. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact us below. Thank you.

 

Stories: Alaska Native profiles of courage

Have you heard about the book we’re working on?

While the topics of the submissions we publish may vary, we are particularly interested in stories about Alaska Natives who have made significant contributions to our people but haven’t received much recognition. This could be someone in your family, someone you know, or someone you have heard stories about.

You can use the questions below to help you start writing your essay. Pretend you are talking to a friend, and don’t worry about making it perfect; our editors will help with the final product. And don’t forget about pictures to accompany the essay.

  • Who is this person? Where and when were they born? Are they still living?
  • What was their life like? Did they grow up in the village or in the city? How were things different during their time?
  • Why is this person important? What kind of change did they create? What kind of problems did they solve? How did they make a difference?
  • Explain a specific event in which this person made that difference. Were there any hurdles or roadblocks? Did they almost give up? Why did they continue their work?
  • How do you know the person and what is your relationship to him or her?
  • How did this person impact your life or the lives of other Alaska Natives? Try to give a specific example.
  • If you’re having a hard time writing the end of your essay, think about what you want people to understand after they’ve read it. What should they learn from this person? What was the overall impact of this person’s life?

Good luck! And if you need more help, you can always contact us.