Discovering Alaska's People
The University of Alaska Anchorage has over 2000 Alaska Native/Native American students at our main and community campuses. Alaska Native students come from all regions of Alaska where they have the opportunity to learn and obtain certificate degrees all the way through PhD's.Learn More About Our Success Rate
The Alaska Native Studies Program (AKNS) provides an introduction to Alaska Native and Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. The program emphasizes Alaska Native languages, cultures, politics, art, and provides 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 peoples and 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.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MINOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CURRENT AKNS COURSES
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Undergraduate student research provides new insight and perspectives for the future of Alaska Native people.Learn more about AKNS Student Research
The Alaska Native Studies department hosts many different events through out the year. Keep up with AKNS events!See what events are happening!
The CIRI Foundation has put together an Education Resources Handbook!