Alaska Native Programs


UAA serves over 2,000 Alaska Natives, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students. We graduate over 250 AN/AI students each year in over 25 degree programs. 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.

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; UAA offers a variety of Alaska Native programs, services, and opportunities.

Calendar of Events


 Alaska Native Cultural Orientation


News Stories

News Stories

Sharing Perspectives


To learn more about Agatha John-Shields, Assistant Professor of Education, click here.

To learn more about Beth Leonard, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Studies, click here

To learn more about Jordan Lewis, Associate Professor of Medical Education, click here.

To learn more about Karla Booth, Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) Coordinator, click here.

To learn more about Alvin Amason, Term Associate Professor, Native Arts -Department of Art, click here.

In the Spotlight 

News Stories

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    Michele Kawahine Danner, an Inupiaq woman from Barrow named to the 2016 Top 25 Under 25 by the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY)

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    Sharon Lind, founding faculty for Alaska Native corporation management program, led panel at Alaska Native Studies Conference

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    UAA Native Student Services honored for innovative use of ePortfolios

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    Jana Lekanoff received 2016 Bridge Award to compile place names of Unalaska Island

  • Math Emporium: ‘This can really change the culture’

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    Tom Harman teaching in the Math Emporium: ‘This can really change the culture’  

Contact Us

Jeane Breinig

Jeane T'áaw xíwaa Breinig, PhD
Alaska Natives & Diversity
Office: ADM -221
Phone: 907-786-4358

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