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dc.contributor.authorAllan, Maryanne
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-07T01:37:50Z
dc.date.available2018-08-07T01:37:50Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/9069
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011
dc.description.abstractThis study explores success for Alaska Native young people, defining success using an Alaska Native point of view, that is, interconnectedness between culturally healthy youth and a culturally nurturing community. As a participatory action research project, members of the community, including musicians, young fiddlers, and their parents and grandparents are collaborating to develop a culturally-based youth group (Young Native Fiddlers) focused on Athabascan fiddling, a 150 year old Athabascan tradition, with the goal of developing culturally healthy youth. This study focuses on the impact of this program on its members and on the community. Using a participatory action research process, data gathering includes interviews with young fiddlers, parents and grandparents, musicians and community members, journal entries, participant observation, notes from participants, photographs, videos, and local media coverage. Themes were identified in the data and references were tallied to determine the meaning given to involvement in this program. The themes referred to most often were empowerment and cultural connection. Results suggest that while acquiring the skills of fiddle performance, young participants are not only continuing this valuable cultural tradition but they are developing individual cultural resilience as well as leadership skills. And they are sharing culture and strengths with their cultural community, thereby contributing to community resilience.
dc.subjectEthnic studies
dc.subjectNative American studies
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.subjectMusic
dc.titleYoung Native Fiddlers: A Case Study On Cultural Resilience In Interior Alaska
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.degreephd
dc.identifier.departmentCenter for Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.contributor.chairBarnhardt, Raymond
dc.contributor.chairParker-Webster, Joan
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