In most small towns in America, two professions stand out as receiving the most respect and admiration – preachers and teachers. While there are obvious exceptions to this rule, for the most part people rely on these professions to maintain certain ethical and moral standards.
After all, you trust one of these professions with your immortal soul and the other with the development of your children’s minds. What could be more important?
Teachers and preachers in Bush Alaska definitely fall under this mantle of respect. In fact, in many Native villages they have historically been exalted to a pedestal they