Discovering Alaska's People
The University of Alaska Anchorage has over 2,000 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 the Program
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.COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CURRENT AKNS COURSES
Bridge to SuccessA tool for incoming students to learn about the different programs and resources available on campus. View the interactive Bridge to Success program
Undergraduate student research provides new insight and perspectives for the future of Alaska Native people.Learn more about AKNS Student Research
EventsThe Alaska Native Studies department hosts many different events through out the year. See what events are happening!
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The Office of the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Alaska Natives/Diversity and the Alaska Native Studies Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage have created a QUALTRICS Survey to get a baseline assessment of how Alaska Native students feel about UAA. The purpose of this survey to assess how well UAA is serving our Alaska Native students – past, present and future, and how we can improve, and implement new approaches. Please click on the following link to participate: