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Peter Stanton
Works at Ketchikan Indian Community
Attended Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
Lives in Ketchikan, Alaska
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A Message for Lisa Murkowski Regarding Betsy DeVos
I just sent the following message to my senator, Lisa Murkowski. Alaskans, please visit her website if you wish to do the same. Senator Murkowski is a member of the  Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions , and as such she will have the o...
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Trump's "Surprise" Victory and the Bernie Factor
I rushed to publish a bunch of election-themed posts on this blog the night before Election Day, (actually Election Day morning), and one of them was this one:  My Electoral College Prediction: 329 to Clinton, 209 to Trump . I didn't spend much time thinkin...
I rushed to publish a bunch of election-themed posts on this blog the night before Election Day, (actually Election Day morning), and one of...
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Crook vs. Fascist: France 2002, USA 2016
In their 2002 presidential election, French voters were forced to choose between Jacques Chirac, a man at the center of numerous corruption scandals later convicted on several counts, and Jean-Marie Le Pen, a rightwing demagogue decried for spouting racist ...
In their 2002 presidential election, French voters were forced to choose between Jacques Chirac, a man at the center of numerous corruption ...
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Speak Truth to Power; Don't Cover for the Powerful
I meant to make this my "election season resolution," but now that it's already Election Day, I'd better make it a resolution for at least the next four years: I don't want to say anything that covers for the powerful. I want to speak truth to power in what...
I meant to make this my "election season resolution," but now that it's already Election Day, I'd better make it a resolution for at least t...
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My Lifetime Language Learning Plan
origins of the languages in my plan Some time ago, a friend posted on Facebook about choosing a new language to learn. He said he was aiming to learn seven to nine languages in his life, so he needed to be careful about what he chose to spend time on. I was...
origins of the languages in my plan Some time ago, a friend posted on Facebook about choosing a new language to learn. He said he was ai...
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The War on "Political Correctness" Is a War on Common Decency
"Political correctness" is a buzz-term that draws millions of haters. It's not a new phenomenon, either. The concept has been lambasted for decades, in the United States and elsewhere, accused of attempting to quash free expression and truthful discourse in...
"Political correctness" is a buzz-term that draws millions of haters. It's not a new phenomenon, either. The concept has been lambasted for decades, in the United States and elsewhere, accused of attempting to quash free expression and truthful discourse in favor of sugar-coated, ...
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Email to UA President and Regents — Keep UAS School of Education Programs
A former classmate in my UAS MAT program posted in our Facebook group that she heard the education programs at UAS are potentially going to be cut or moved to UAF (the University of Alaska Fairbanks). She asked that we email the UA Board of Regents and Pres...
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My Electoral College Prediction: 329 to Clinton, 209 to Trump
It is a little after 1:00am on Election Day morning in Alaska, so it's time I published my prediction for the results of the presidential election before any real results arrive this evening. Using the great tool at  http://www.270towin.com/ , here is my pr...
It is a little after 1:00am on Election Day morning in Alaska, so it's time I published my prediction for the results of the presidential el...
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Media Abdicate Responsibility On Ballot Selfie Laws Violating the First Amendment
Laws banning ballot selfies—or any photos people might take of their completed election ballots—are absolutely, undeniably unconstitutional. Unfortunately, most media outlets don't seem to care about that clear legal reality; they've decided to simply sell ...
Laws banning ballot selfies—or any photos people might take of their completed election ballots—are absolutely, undeniably unconstitutional....
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Hey Borowitz—Don't You Dare Blame Schools for Donald Trump!
Andy Borowitz is a satirist who's received lots of attention this year for his sarcastic and occasionally witty articles. Months ago, Borowitz made a Facebook post that stated the following: Stopping Trump is a short-term solution. The long-term solution—an...
Andy Borowitz is a satirist who's received lots of attention this year for his sarcastic and occasionally witty articles. Months ago, Borowitz made a Facebook post that stated the following: Stopping Trump is a short-term ...
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High-Stakes Testing Promoter Accidentally Shows How Insane They Are
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a piece yesterday entitled " Temperatures Rise, and We’re Cooked ," which discusses how climate change will have a significant impact on our physiological well-being. The main exhibit in the piece is a wor...
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a piece yesterday entitled "Temperatures Rise, and We’re Cooked," which discusses how climate change will have a significant impact on our physiological well-being. The main...
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You're Free to Vote Your Conscience!
A very large number of Americans do not like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the major parties' 2016 candidates for U.S. President. Most of these Americans will probably end up voting for either Trump or Clinton anyway, or they'll stay home and won'...
A very large number of Americans do not like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the major parties' 2016 candidates for U.S. President. Most of these Americans will probably end up voting for either Trump or Clinton anyway, or they'll stay home and won't vote at all.
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Teacher
Skills
teaching, historical scholarship, tour guiding
Employment
  • Ketchikan Indian Community
    Teacher, 2014 - present
    Teacher for KIC Tribal Scholars and at Ketchikan High School
  • Ketchikan High School
    Student Teacher, 2013 - 2014
  • Totem Heritage Center
    Tour Guide, 2012 - 2015
  • DC Reads
    2009 - 2011
  • Alaska Geographic
    2010 - 2011
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Currently
Ketchikan, Alaska
Previously
Arlington, Virginia - Washington, DC - Strasbourg, France - Hong Kong
Story
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Alaskan teacher, historian, and writer
Introduction
I'm an Alaskan teacher, historian, and writer living in Kichxháan, Lingít Aaní, the land of the Tlingit. Waashdan Khwáan áyá xhát kha khoo at latóowuxh xhat sitee. Kichxhaan khwáandáxh áyá xhát.
Education
  • Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
    2003 - 2004
  • White Cliff Elementary
    2003 - 2003
  • Valley Park Elementary
    1999 - 2002
  • Houghtaling Elementary
    1995 - 1999
  • University of Alaska Southeast
    Education, 2013 - 2015
  • Georgetown University
    International History, 2009 - 2013
  • Université de Strasbourg
    Histoire, 2011 - 2011
  • Ketchikan High School
    2004 - 2009
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Should I Quit?
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Rock, Hammer, Common Core Curriculum: What's the Real Key?
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Atxhaayí Haa Khusteeyixh Sitee; Our Food is Our Way of Life
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In Southeast Alaska we have a saying: “You can't out give a man from Hoonah.” For the Tlingit, the gathering, preparation, and sharing of fo

It's Our Halibut
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"General Authority"
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If you’re an American teacher you have heard this tragic tale before. According to the loudest critics, the nation is mired in a deepening “

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It is currently Wednesday afternoon here in Pylea, Greece and I have a couple of things I am feeling thankful for that I'd like to share wit

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The Cape Fox Lodge restaurant (the Heen Kahidi Dining Room) offers some wonderful food, including delicious appetizers like the baked brie and crab dip. The prices are relatively high, however, and the service has been inconsistent at times. The lodge itself is beautiful, and there are exquisite, invaluable Native artifacts on display for anyone to view.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
It's a good restaurant with a great location on the creek. I've had a few bad experiences over years of going there with my family, but overall the food is delicious.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Visitors should absolutely stop by the library if they have a chance; it's gorgeous, and it's a great way to get to know Ketchikan a little bit better. (As for locals, you should know how awesome and useful our library is!)
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Godfather's is an institution in Ketchikan and there are a lot of kids who have grown up having parties, playing games, and eating pizza there. The pizza is certainly not gourmet, and it can be extremely greasy, but if that's your taste it's consistently delicious!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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The drinks here are great; I've never had a bad experience. Probably the worst thing about the place is having to wait in line during busy times.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
There's no beating AlaskaUSA for convenience in Ketchikan: You can stop by whenever you shop at Safeway. I've never had any issue or complaint with any of the credit union's staff or services.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Visitors to Ketchikan should check out the store for a sense of local flavor and history. The recent renovation of the store looks great, and while there are high prices for some products, there store has a lot of great food.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago