2016 "Wellness & Healing: Indigenous Innovations & Alaska Native Research"

Alaska Native Studies Conference
Anchorage, Alaska
April 14-16, 2016

Keynote speakers: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird (Arikara) & Shawn Wilson (Cree)

Scholars and practitioners from all fields submitted proposals and panels on a variety of topics including:
 
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Indigenous and Western Concepts of Healing
  • The Arctic as a global political reality
  • Alaska Native business models
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Issues of Historical Trauma
  • Truth & Reconciliation as a healing process in boarding/residential schools
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
  • Indigenous Games
  • Village Outmigration
  • Sustainable Economies
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Spirituality and Ceremony
  • New Educational Paradigms
  • Technology
  • Self-determination and Sovereignty
  • History
  • Oral Traditions and Contemporary Texts
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Alaska Native Science and Math; Subsistence in a time of global climate change