Paġlagivisi to the Cultural Programs Website

Indigenous Language and Ways of Knowing in the Bering Strait Region


Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Each of our schools have a Bilingual/Bicultural Department where local culture bearers teach native language, folklore, cultural practices, values. Each school is unique in dialect, culture, and experience. Click on the school to get to know the awesome B/B Staff in our district>>

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cultural expert volunteers

Honorarium Forms may be found> here.

Indigenous Education Resources by Language Group

Why is learning the Indigenous language important?

Suzzuk left a wonderful cultural site that holds many resources to further explore here.

Awesome Alaskan Kids

A playlist of videos showing cultures across Alaska and gives you fun project ideas to do in your classrooms.

Molly of Denali

A new animated series that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Molly helps her mom and dad run the Denali Trading Post, a general store, bunkhouse, and transport hub in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska.

Sumi itpa Attasiaq?

Where is Ms. Otton visiting next?


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Calendar of Cultural Events


My name is Amber "Attasiaq" Otton. I was born and raised in Nome. My parents are Sherry and Darrin Otton. My maternal grandparents are Laura (Sockpick) and Bob Evans. My grandma was originally from Shishmaref. My paternal grandparents are Henry "Aqpayuk" and Mary (Eakon) Otton of Unalakleet. My husband is Jared M. Miller of Kotzebue and we have two daughters and one son. I started as a teacher's aide at NACTEC in 2015, and by 2018 I was professionally teaching for NACTEC until 2023. This is my first year as BSSD's Coordinator of Cultural Integration. I provide cultural orientation to our new teachers, cultural training on the Alaska Cultural Standards to the district, and provide training/support to our Bilingual/Bicultural departments. I am eager to work with you all and please reach out if your building is in need to cultural training.