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This profile was last updated on 4/8/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Educator and the Founding Directo...

Kashunamiuit School District
 
Background

Employment History

  • Educator and the Founding Director
    Chevak Tanqik Theatre

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Introducing Alaskool staff and contributors
www.alaskool.org, 8 April 2014 [cached]
John Pingayak
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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.
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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.
John Pingayak
www.alaskool.org, 11 July 2006 [cached]
John Pingayak
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[John Pingayak
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Native ...
www.nativeamericacalling.com, 16 Oct 2012 [cached]
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Native in the Spotlight: John Pingayak: (listen) John Pingayak, a Cup'ik cultural leader and actor from Chevak, Alaska, is helping to turn Hollywood's eye to Alaska's Native culture in the blockbuster movie "Big Miracle" now showing in theaters. His name goes beyond the big screen, however.
Actors:Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, ...
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Actors:Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson, Andrew Daly, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney
On The Soap Box
www.deltadiscovery.com, 2 June 2011 [cached]
"This morning I had called my first cousin John Pingayak and we started talking about the drum beat, that beat of the drums, and I was describing what had happened and he was so happy and he was going to pass on that healing has started and healing has been released and he was going to tell everybody he can in the village of Chevak.
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We had the pleasure of meeting with John Pingayak of Chevak recently. He spoke to us about his contributions to the movie "Everybody Loves Whales". Here is what he shared.
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And also John, I don't know how to say his last name, he was an actor who was playing in the office.
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Yup'ik actor John Chase of Bethel will also be appearing in "Everybody Loves Whales" along with Mr. Pingayak.
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