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John Pingayak

Educator and the Founding Director of the Cultural Heritage Center

Kashunamiuit School District's

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Background Information

Employment History

The Cup'ik


Affiliations

Alaska Federation of Natives Inc

Alaskool Founder


The Alaskool

Co-Founder


Web References(22 Total References)


Introducing Alaskool staff and contributors

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John Pingayak
John Pingayak John Pingayak, a co-founder of Alaskool, is a Cup'ik man who was born and raised in Chevak. He has been teaching for over 25 years and has spent all his life in the preservation and retention of Alaska Native Culture and Languages. He created the The Cup'ik People of the Western Tundra on Alaskool. John is an award-winning educator, and the founding director of the Kashunamiuit School District's Cultural Heritage Center, and of the Chevak Tanqik Theatre and is featured in An Interview with John Pingayak, Chevak Tanqik Theatre also on the Alaskool site. In addition he contributed much input to the Guidebook for Integrating Cup'ik Culture and Curriculum . John believes that continuation of traditional knowledge is essential to the survival of culture and communities. He states: "This knowledge promotes high levels of self esteem and a sense of belonging. After teaching history in Greek and British schools in the 1970s, Bill McDiarmid taught with John Pingayak in Chevak in the early 1980s and, subsequently, in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute in Fairbanks in the mid-1980s.


Introducing Alaskool staff and contributors

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John Pingayak
John Pingayak John Pingayak, a co-founder of Alaskool, is a Cup'ik man who was born and raised in Chevak. He has been teaching for over 25 years and has spent all his life in the preservation and retention of Alaska Native Culture and Languages. He created the The Cup'ik People of the Western Tundra on Alaskool. John is an award-winning educator, and the founding director of the Kashunamiuit School District's Cultural Heritage Center, and of the Chevak Tanqik Theatre and is featured in An Interview with John Pingayak, Chevak Tanqik Theatre also on the Alaskool site. In addition he contributed much input to the Guidebook for Integrating Cup'ik Culture and Curriculum . John believes that continuation of traditional knowledge is essential to the survival of culture and communities. He states: "This knowledge promotes high levels of self esteem and a sense of belonging. After teaching history in Greek and British schools in the 1970s, Bill McDiarmid taught with John Pingayak in Chevak in the early 1980s and, subsequently, in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute in Fairbanks in the mid-1980s.


Village Telegraph

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Dr. John Pingayak, who is the Cultural Heritage Coordinator at the Kashunamuit School District in Chevak and also serves on the KuC Advisory Council, was the first of many speakers to both congratulate and challenge the graduates.
Sprinkling his remarks with many Cup'ik and Yup'ik words to emphasize his admonition to value their heritage, Dr. Pingayak urged them not to regard their culture as a second remedy, but a first guide. Many times he heard the words, "Words will shape a young man as to how he will be in the future. John did not think he was college-bound, but in 1972 he nevertheless started college with little money and few avenues of support. He never missed a class and now uses that education to teach young people. Some of the things that have shored up Dr. Pingayak throughout the years are his faith in his Creator, the rules of the ancestors and the conviction that Cup'ik and Yup'ik people can do anything they set their minds to. Dr. Pingayak gave the audience two goals toward which they should strive.


Alaskool Curriculum - www.Alaskool.org

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The Cupik People of the Western Tundra - A curriculum developed by John Pingayak.
Terrific resource with stories, a glossary with sound files, activities, and lots of information on the Cup'ik people.


Alaskool - Alaska Native Literature

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Qulirat (Stories) from Chevak - Lesson IV of John Pingayak's curriculum The Cup'ik People of the Western Tundra


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