University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Alaska Natives

    UAA serves over 2,000 Alaska Natives, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students. Anchorage is sometimes affectionately called “Alaska’s largest village” and has been identified as the city with the highest percentage of Alaska Natives and American Indians in the United States. Our campuses, located in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kenai, Kodiak and Prince William Sound, are located on the traditional homelands of the Dena'ina and Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak peoples.

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In the Spotlight

Student Feature

Andrea Adams 

  • Bachelor Global Logistics Supply Chain Management, minor Alaska Native Business Management (ANBM) – expected graduation 2019
  • Appointed to the NANA Elders Settlement Trust Board of Trustees 2017
  • “NANA has a saying ‘2 worlds, 1 spirit’ and that is what I take from the ANBM minor. We live the Inupiaq lifestyle of hunting, gathering our food, and connecting with our land. We also are in the western corporate world where the businesses focus is to benefit their shareholders and protect their land.”
  • “The ANBM minor has definitely helped me with my role as a trustee. I learned the technical side of how a board is operated. I learn by understanding the big picture, so this minor program has helped me understand the bigger picture of how the regional corporations were created and why they operate the way they do. I then use my knowledge of our culture and combine the two.” 
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Tamaira Tocktoo

  • Bachelor in Accounting and Management, minor Alaska Native Business Management (ANBM)
  • Became a shareholder of BSNC in 2017. Elected President of Native Student Council in 2018 
  • While taking BA A202 Alaska Native Organizations, Tamaira realized she wanted to be part of Bering Straits Native Corportation. She asked for and received shares from her grandmother in 2017. 
  • “The minor program is an excellent experience for both my personal and professional life. I have a newfound respect for the leaders who helped establish ANCSA and the Alaska Native Corporations; I understand the struggles they experienced and overcame. I am able to take what I am learning in the classroom and directly relate and apply it to my role as an employee and shareholder of BSNC. The classes in the minor program have taught me the importance of being aware of what the corporation is doing, not only as a business, but for its shareholders as well."
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Contact the Alaska Natives Team

 

Caitlin Sporleder
Administrative Assistant for Student Success Initiatives 
Office: ADM 214
Phone: 907-786-1473
Email: cmsporleder@alaska.edu

 


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