Center for Research and Alaska Native Education (CRANE)

The Center is dedicated to the belief that a better future for Alaska Native peoples requires a transformation of current educational systems. Alaska Native cultures, societies, organizations and peoples bring thousands of years of knowledge, insights and understandings about the lands, waters, and dynamics of Alaska.  A transformation of the educational systems for Alaska Native students requires an integration of Alaska Native cultures and languages from preschool to graduate school.  The Center will serve as a space where graduate students, faculty, researchers, Alaska Native leaders and all others dedicated to Alaska Native education and pedagogy can gather to imagine and shape systemic change through: