A sawed-off 6-foot bow section of a concrete canoe stands upright in a Duckering Building
hall, part of a display about engineering at UAF. Look closely, and you’ll see a subtle
image of a harpoon pressed into the boat’s floor.
Joe Bifelt saw firsthand how a cultural connection could transform school for young
people in his home village of Huslia. A dog mushing program started by his late grandfather,
legendary racer George Attla, changed his relationship with the high school teachers in his senior year.