鶹 Native Studies

  • Discovering 鶹's People

    鶹 Native Studies provides an in-depth perspective on contemporary 鶹 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 鶹 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 鶹 Native peoples and cultures, and the variety of courses provides a meaningful understanding for native and non-native students alike.

Minor in 鶹 Native Studies

AKNS Instructor on Indigenous People's Day

The Associate of Arts (AA) in 鶹 Native Studies provides students with a critical and dynamic perspective on 鶹 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 鶹 Native organization.

Associate of Arts

Student learns Alutiiq weaving

Many students find a passion for 鶹 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

鶹 Native Studies Occupational Endorsement Certificates

There are two Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OEC) in 鶹 Native Languages offered at UAA: Ahtna Language and Dena’ina Language.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Event: Panel on the Film "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Friday, February 16, 5:30 PM in UAA Library Room 307

Panelists include: Ian Hartman, Rebekah A. HorseChief, and Rebeca Maseda Garcia

There will be a reception with food from Seawolf Catering from 5:00-5:30 before the panel begins at 5:30. You can register for virtual attendance 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 UAA.

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Contact Us

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

鶹 Native Studies Faculty Directory

Course Descriptions

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