Alaska Native Studies

  • Discovering Alaska's People

    Alaska Native Studies provides an in-depth perspective on contemporary Alaska Native societies, languages, cultures, history, politics, art, tribal governments, and our for-profit as well as our non-profit corporations.

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Instructor discusses cultural items from Southeast Alaska peoples

Students may select one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor; a policy focus or a language focus. Both of these areas emphasize the dynamic nature of Alaska Native peoples and cultures, and the variety of courses provides a meaningful understanding for native and non-native students alike.

Minor in Alaska Native Studies

AKNS Instructor on Indigenous People's Day

The Associate of Arts (AA) in Alaska Native Studies provides students with a critical and dynamic perspective on Alaska Native cultures, histories, politics and organizations. This AA provides a valuable opportunity for students interested in exploring their options in higher education and/or employment with an Alaska Native organization.

Associate of Arts

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Many students find a passion for Alaska Native Studies and delve into interesting research topics, ranging from the perspectives on kinship, philosophy, symbolism, and storytelling to examining the psychological and cultural perspectives of human development and well-being of indigenous peoples.

Student Success

Alaska Native Studies Occupational Endorsement Certificates

There are two Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OEC) in Alaska Native Languages offered at 99久久精品: Ahtna Language and Dena鈥檌na Language.

Fall 2024 Alaska Native Studies Courses

Yup'ik I: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM (Face to Face)

Tlingit 1: Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM (Face to Face)

Dena'ina I: Monday/Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM (via zoom)

Academic Advising

You are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, as well as any other faculty members concerning your course of study at 99久久精品.

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Associated Programs

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at the Alaska Native Studies office, located in the Social Sciences Building (RM 378) or by phone at (907) 786-6135.

Alaska Native Studies Faculty Directory

Course Descriptions

Upcoming AKNS Courses