Cama-i Room program highlights for the week of Oct.4-8

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

All events in Cama-i Room, Gorsuch Commons unless otherwise noted. These events are free and open to the public.

The Cama-i Room is a social gathering place and study center for all UAA students. Cama-i Room programs and activities celebrate Alaska Native, Native American and Alaska cultures.

Duct Tape Creations
Monday, Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Learn how to make wallets, boxes, roses and more out of Alaska's most popular tape! Or show off your skills and design your own fancy creations.

Depression & Suicide on Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Watch the film, "The Truth About Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College." Then, take part in a discussion with the Associate Director of the Student Health & Counseling Center, Georgia DeKeyser.

Athabascan Language Circle
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8-9 p.m.
Join professor Roy Mitchel and other speakers and learners of the various Athabascan language dialects. All levels are welcome to attend. This event occurs every Tuesday.

Study Skills: What's your tip?
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 5-6:30 p.m.
What do you do to get ready for a test? How do you memorize information for class? Share what you do to be a successful student at UAA. Or stop by to learn new tips on how to study for all those classes!

Yupik Dancing with Ingrimuiut
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.
Commons 107
All are invited to participate in the weekly dance group practice for Ingrimuiut: People of the Mountains. They are a Yupik dance group that is lead by Ossie Kairaiuak. Sponsored by Residence Life, ANROP, Conference Services and Parking Services. This event occurs every Wednesday.

Sharing Traditions
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.
A new art project, artist, or elder will be offered each Thursday by the Sharing Traditions Host, Jayme Johnson. All are welcome to take part in the activities and meet the special guests. For more information contact Karla Booth at (907) 751-7452.

Games, Games, Games!
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9-11 p.m.
Stop by to play board games, card games, video games, Alaskan games and more. There will be a different focus every Wednesday.

Native Student Council
Friday, Oct. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
Express your pride for Alaska's cultures! Learn about the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference in Fairbanks. Get involved with the planning of the "Regalia Review" for Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. For more information contact Richard Bender at or Karla Booth at (907) 751-7452.

Cover it up!
Friday, Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.
You can lose up to 10 percent more heat from your head than you'll lose from other uncovered parts of your body, so learn how to sew your very own fleece hat to keep your head covered. All supplies will be provided.

These events are presented by the Department of Residence Life and the Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP). For more information about this or other ANROP / Cama-i Room events, please contact the ANROP Coordinator, Karla Booth, at (907) 751-7452 or e-mail You can also visit the Residence Life website.

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