Alaska Review 37
Alaska Review collection
Mark O. Badger (Filmmaker)
Independent Television Inc.
Reporter Mark O. Badger explores questions concerning the closure of the Kivalina School due to discipline problems and harassment of the principal and teachers there. Community members express their frustrations and anger with the school administration, and administrators give their points of view. Those interviewed include: George White, superintendent of the Northwest Arctic School District; Enoch Adams of Kivalina, member of the School Board Advisory Committee; Calvin Baker, principal of Kivalina School; Lowell Sage, Jr., student; David Watkins, teacher; Lowell Sage, Sr., student's father; Lena Sage, student's mother; Lucy Adams of Kivalina, former member of the School Board Advisory Committee; Marty Zelonky, assistant administrator of the Northwest Arctic School District; Raymond Hawley, mayor of Kivalina; June Nelson of the Northwest Arctic School Board; and Marshall Lind, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education. The program contains views of Kivalina, Point Hope, and a class of Point Hope fifth graders. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about energy conservation, chainsaw safety, CARE, forest fire prevention, and seat belt safety.
U-matic videotape; color; sound
School childrenChild disciplineTeachers
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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