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A Student Guide to Seal Hunting and Safety

This education material was created primarily for grade 4 through 6 students in Yup’ik seal hunting communities. The material within the guide is culturally and geographically relevant, interdisciplinary, and correlated with the AK State Education Content Standards. We hope that all educators find this student guide and workbook useful for teaching required skills while recognizing the importance of traditional and cultural activities. Whether it is done as a stand-alone activity or as part of a larger unit is up to each educator.

This project is a cooperative effort of the Ice Seal Committee (ISC), the Imarpigmiut Ungungssiit Murilkestiit (IUM), the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and cooperating villages.