Education in the North Slope: Harold Sigvan Kaveolook

Harold S. Kaveolook was a successful educator who began a grassroots movement in the village of Kaktovik. Get a closer look at a history of rural education in the North Slope of Alaska and the value of growing local teachers who are raised in the culture and language of the Inupiaq people.

A film by Ann Washburn, participant of Anchored Histories: Utilizing Primary Sources for Digital Storytelling. Anchored Histories provides professional development for Alaskan educators and professionals who work with youth in how to engage their students in primary source material. Funded by The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program.

Land Acknowledgement

This video was filmed on Inupiat Land. Learn more about land acknowledgements at