Welcome to the Alaska Native Studies Program

Mission Statement

The Alaska Native Studies Program provides the student with an introduction to Alaska Native and Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. The program emphasizes Alaska Native languages, cultures, politics, art, and providing an in-depth perspective on traditional and contemporary Native society. Students may select one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor: a policy focus or a language focus. Both of these areas emphasize the dynamic nature of Alaska Native cultures. The Alaska Native Studies minor provides valuable enrichment to any UAA baccalaureate degree. The variety of all courses provides a meaningful understanding for all students.

Alaska Native Studies Program office is located on the third floor of the Social Sciences Building room 378

Phone 1-907-786-6135

Check us out on the Alaska Native Studies Facebook page!


 Click here to check out our Fall 2015 class schedule! 


Click here to register for the 2015 Alaska Native Oratory Society event!

AKNS Study and Activity Flyer
Yup'ik Conversation Hour-page-0

This information is based on students enrolled Spring 2014 semester at UAA.  

Provided by: Casey Sifsof in Native Student Services 


AKNS Class Pictures - Spring 2014

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Bruce Schultz, Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development