Discovering Alaska's People

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.

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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.


Bridge to Success

A tool for incoming students to learn about the different programs and resources available on campus. View the interactive Bridge to Success program

Student Research

WorlUndergraduate 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!



UAA is ranked #28 among ALL universties for producing Alaska Native/Native American B.A. Degrees in 2012 and 2013 (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 10/8/15)
Learn more about Alaska Native/Native American success rates at University of Alaska Anchorage

The CIRI Foundation has put together an Education Resources Handbook!

Inside, you will find information on scholarships, grants, internships, and employment opportunities. You’ll also find plenty of advice for getting into college and tips for academic success!
Read through The CIRI Foundation's Education Resources Handbook!


Erin DayYou are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, as well as any other faculty members concerning your course of study at UAA. 
For academic advising about the Minor in Alaska Native Studies, please contact:
Erin Day
(907) 786-1357
ADM 101R


Alaska Native Studies

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive, SSB 378

Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Telephone: (907) 786-6135

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