Alaska Native Studies
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, and the variety of courses provides a meaningful understanding for native and non-native students alike.
The Associate of Arts (AA) in Alaska Native Studies provides students with a critical and dynamic perspective on Alaska Native cultures, histories, politics and organizations. This AA provides a valuable opportunity for students interested in exploring their options in higher education and/or employment with an Alaska Native organization.
Many students find a passion for Alaska Native Studies and delve into interesting research topics, ranging from the perspectives on kinship, philosophy, symbolism, and storytelling to examining the psychological and cultural perspectives of human development and well-being of indigenous peoples.
30th Anniversary of Alaska Native Studies at UAA: Upcoming Events
Monday, October 16th: Dr. Georgina Martin
2:30 - 3:45 Social Sciences Building Room 119
She is a member of Williams Lake First Nation; Professor of Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, Canada.
Wednesday, October 18th: Dr. Georgina Martin
6:00 - 7:15 Social Sciences Building Room 119
Addressing Canadian First Nations’ land claims, Canadian residential/boarding schools, and the Truth & Reconciliation process.
Thursday, November 2nd: Fiddle Dance
Cuddy Hall 5:30 - 7:30
Workshop on waltz, jig and schottische. Athabascan Fiddling Group
Wednesday, November 15th: Dr. Holly Miowak Guise (Inupiaq)
UAA Consortium Library
Thursday, November 16th: Dr. Guise Lecture
6:00- 7:15 in Social Sciences Building Room 118
Holly Miowak Guise (Iñupiaq) is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Mexico.
You are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, as well as any other faculty members concerning your course of study at UAA.