Show Me The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
The indigenous peoples of Alaska have a rich and colorful history. Come to the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO) to learn more about it. The games, all rooted in Native history, are made up of such diverse events as blanket tossing, high kicking, knuckle hopping, fish cutting, seal skinning, muktuk eating, and beautiful babies in Native regalia. WEIO is one way those histories are kept alive. Through his work at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and in the Native Studies Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Casey Ferguson is making a career of making sure the old ways are celebrated.
Kasey's River Song
Spinnig Dreams In Gold Rush Alaska
Thirteen-year-old Kathleen Camille (Kasey) Mackenzie faces challenges in Alaska that will require all the strength and courage she can muster. She is forced to struggle with everything from a dress-stealing bear to a killer storm. The unthinkable happens: the death of her beloved father in a mining accident. Her mother had died two years earlier. Now she's alone in Alaska, but only until her grandmother comes to rescue her--whether she wants rescuing or not. Though mature beyond her years, Kasey is far from perfect. She can't quite control a wide stubborn streak and alienates two of the people she loves most. Her strong will might help find everything she longs forÑor it could be her undoing.