Alaska Natives

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  • Drug And Alcohol Abuse In The American Indians And Alaska Native Community

    and Alaska Natives (AIAN) community. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2011, there were over twenty million youth at the age of twelve and older, who were using alcohol and drugs. Also, eight percent of the population aged twelve or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse (SAMSHA, 2011). Heavy drinking has long been a public health concern for the American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) community, with a high rate in substance abuse and alcohol. In turn, American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing a rapid decline in health and an “increase in…

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  • Alaska Response Paper

    Response Paper One In this paper, I will respond to three topics that will include: “Alaska and Its People” by Maria SHAA TLAA Williams, The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska by Helen D. Corbert and Susanne W Swibold, as well as the video of Beautiful Journey by Demientieff and Williams, and closing with a summary of power point Alaska Native Perspectives Na Dena – Athabascan Peoples by Maria Williams. According to The Alaska Native Reader of your book, Alaska is one fifth the size of…

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  • King Salmon's Disappearance

    a far more concrete answer. Primarily, the salmon’s disappearance raises concerns in two areas of Alaskan life: the culture and the economy. The first way that the salmon’s absence is affecting people through the state’s culture, for both the native and non-native populations. There is perhaps no more single defining aspect of the state that ties all of the citizens together. From the subsistence fishermen of the various native tribes to the waves of retirees who have recently moved to the…

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  • Integrating Indigenous Values

    Alaskan experiences and outstanding issues” focuses on the relationship between the indigenous people of Barrow, Alaska and the tourism that sustains a sizeable part of their economy. The…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Into The Wild, By John Krakauer

    life so he can embark on an adventure that he lacks the skill and knowledge to survive. Chris aka Alexander Supertramp makes questionable choices throughout his voyage to Alaska leaving the reader to decide whether Chris’ admirable choices outweigh his stupid ones. Although the road that Chris pursues is an admirable path, the way he carries out his choices is unintelligent and…

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  • Chapter Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    From the beginning of this story, it is hard to stay objective and emotionless. Krakauer starts Alex story with his last encounter of another human being before he enters the wilderness of Alaska. He interviewed Jim Gallien, a union electrician, about his experience that he made when he picked up Alex on the street. On April 1992, Gallien was on his way to Anchorage when he met Alex who explained that he wanted to go to the Stampede Trail. Gallien describes Alex’ unusual appearance, his gear…

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  • Chris Mccandless: The Tragious Nature Of Christopher Mccandless

    the works of many authors, he is also aware that these virtually perfect writers did not embody behavior that Chris would deem acceptable. Nevertheless, he continues to imitate their action. Leo Tolstoy, a novelist who wrote about the benefits of living penniless, also one of Chris’ role models, “had been an enthusiastic sexual adventurer” “despite his famous advocacy of celibacy”(122). Chris was able to look past Tolstoy’s flaws but, was “incapable of extending such lenity to his father”(122)…

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  • How Did Chris Mccandless Go Into The Wild

    Did you know that Chris McCandless went into the Alaskan wilderness thinking the he could survive with only a little food and few supplies? Chris thought that what he brought would be plenty to last him until he decided to leave. He also thought that he had enough experience based on his previous trips, like when he went to Mexico. Chris believed that he could survive anything. I think that Chris was wrong about thinking that he was prepared to survive the harsh Alaska wilderness. He had…

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  • Rhetorical Appeal In Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    caring, McCandless was a free spirit. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Into The Wild

    1. Keep strong morals and values, but realize sometimes, at the right time and in the right place, they could be violated. There will always be bad people doing worse things in this world, and that, no matter how hard we work towards it, will not be changed. Sometimes morals have to come into check for survival and the greater good. On September 10th, 2001 a young man of the age of 23 may have had strong beliefs on the killing of another person and violence as a whole. Just a day later when…

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