Alaska Native Studies

Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 378, (907) 786-6135

The Alaska Native studies program provides the student with an introduction to Alaska Native and indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world. The program emphasizes Alaska Native languages, cultures, politics and art, and provides an in-depth perspective on traditional and contemporary Native society. 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 cultures. The Alaska Native Studies Minor provides valuable enrichment to any UAA baccalaureate degree.

Programs of Study

Occupational Endorsement Certificate



Beth Ginondidoy Leonard,  Director,
Maria Shaa Tlaa Williams, Associate Professor,
Medeia Csoba-DeHass, Assistant Professor,
Edgar Blatchford, Associate Professor,
Shirley Kendall, Master Tlingit Language instructor,
Marie Meade, Master Yup'ik Language instructor