University of Alaska Anchorage

Research

NRC-ANE

The National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders is unique in its orientation and focus.  It undertakes training, action projects, research, and collaboration for building the resource base supporting positive aging across the state.  Its focus on positive aging makes it distinctive. Even though elders and their families and key supporters may face numerous challenges, the center places these challenges in its own process of resource development.  From concept to action, the center stands for inclusion of Alaska Native Elders in the process of creating, disseminating, and fostering use of the practical resources to promote positive aging. 

The National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders works with UA faculty and Alaska community members to develop research projects to enhance our mission. You can view what they're working by following the buttons below.

“Your life journey begins when you’re a young child. And we just continue one step forward and one day as a child, when you take your first step forward, one day when you wake up, you’ll be taking your first step as an Elder.” - Elder, Shaktoolik, March 2018

Mission Statement

The mission of Alaska’s National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders is to identify, elaborate, and produce resources that are useful to Alaska Native Elders and their loved ones and key supporters in promoting positive aging across Alaska.

 

Vision Statement

Alaska’s National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders gains recognition as the principal provider of resources for Alaska Native Elders and their loved ones as well as key supporters for advancing positive aging across Alaska and its villages, hubs, boroughs, and cities.