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SEND North reading list

Each appointee must read at least 400 pages from any of the following books PRIOR to arriving on the field and receiving full ministry assignment.

Start by reading the "Brief History of SEND North"

Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D'Orso
The Grieving Indian by Arthur H. & George McPeek
Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River by Velma Wallis
Into the Copper River valley: The letters and ministry of Vincent James Joy, pioneer missionary to Alaska by Faye E. Crandall
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins
Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest by Richard Nelson (If you can find the 1970's PBS videos of this it's a must see!)
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Understanding Folk Religions by Hiebert, Shaw, and Tienou
End-of-Earth People: The Arctic Sahtu Dene, by Bern Will Brown
The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of Canada's Northwest Territories by June Helm
Our voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon edited by James Ruppert and John Bernet
Han: People of the River by Craig Mishler and William E. Simeone
Nunavut Generations: Change and Continuity in Canadian Inuit Communities by Ann McElroy

Helpful Websites

Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska History and Culture Studies
Alaska Magazine
First Nations in Canada