ATHABASCAN: To teacher Susan Paskvan, Native culture is lost without it.
Other times, she'll gather up students, parents and elders and go camping near the villages to immerse students in Athabascan language and culture.
"She just tries to grab each opportunity to use the language," said Martha Demoski, a teacher from Nulato who has worked with Paskvan at the camps.
At one summer camp, Paskvan had students put up signs all over with the Denaakk'e words for things and made them repeat the words for whatever they were doing. Students made birch bark baskets, fished and kept journals in English and Denaakk'e.