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2015 Alaska Native Studies Conference

Troth Yeddha’ Roots:
 Connecting the Place with the People
March 6 – 8, 2015
University of Alaska Fairbanks campus


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2014 Alaska Native Studies Conference


Growing Our Own
Indigenous Research, Scholars, & Education

March 14 – 17, 2014
University of Alaska Southeast campus

Hosted by the University of Alaska

The Alaska Native Studies Council invites submissions on research and activism from all fields related to Alaska Native Studies of the past, present, and future for the second annual Alaska Native Studies Conference, held in Juneau, Alaska.

The Alaska Native Studies Council promotes a deeper and more sustained commitment to integrating Indigenous perspectives into a variety of educational settings. Our mission is to identify, develop, and implement Native-focused curricula, to promote and publish Alaska Native-related research and pedagogical strategies, to reshape the University of Alaska into an Alaska Native serving institution, and to develop a strategic plan to attain these goals.

Scholars and practitioners from all fields are invited to submit proposals that address a variety of issues including, but not limited to: Culturally Responsive Leadership and Education, Alaska Native Identities, Alaska Native Languages, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Self-Determination and Sovereignty, Documenting and Honoring Indigenous Knowledge Systems, History, Oral Traditions and Contemporary Texts, Indigenous Research Methodologies, Alaska Native Science and Math,  Indigenous Pedagogies vs. Western Paradigms, Subsistence and Sustainability.

Formats include, but are not limited to:

individual papers (20 minutes)

panels (3-4 participants, 90 minutes)

roundtables (3-5 participants, 90 minutes)

poster presentations

alternative formats (workshops, performances, film, media, 30 minutes)

Please send proposal submissions in digital format by January 15, 2014, and include the following: 

a paragraph describing the panel theme and/or title or presentation;

the format (individual paper, roundtable, panel, performance, etc.);

name(s) and address and email contact information of presenter(s)

Additional Dates & Information:

Proposal notifications/acceptances will be sent out by February 1, 2014.

The preliminary program will be posted by March 1, 2014.

Pre-registration will end March 1, 2014 (check the conference website for registration and updates).

Address any questions to:

Conference program and further updates will be posted at:

Papers accepted for the conference will be considered for publication in the second volume of the Alaska Native Studies Journal, edited by the Alaska Native Studies Conference Program Committee.   This journal will present the diversity of Alaska Native Studies research and activism being carried out within and across a range of disciplines.

Awards (please submit a one-page nomination):

Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Indigenous Scholar Award: in recognition of articulating the significance of Indigenous knowledge systems, ways of knowing, and world-views in the contemporary world.

Erma Lawrence Alaska Native Language Advocacy Award: in recognition of advocating for the strength and resurgence of Alaska Native languages in our communities, organizations, and homes.

Robert Zuboff Cultural Treasure Award: in recognition of an elderʼs efforts to link the ancestral thought world, stories, and language into education systems and making Alaska Native knowledge an integral part of learning.

Peter Simpson Advocacy & Public Service Award: in recognition of fighting for civil rights, equality, and systems that are governed by and for Alaska Native people in government, education, and the community.

Program Committee: 

Lance Twitchell (Tlingit/Haida/Yup’ik), UAS Beth Leonard (Athabascan), UAF

Ernestine Hayes (Tlingit), UAS Maria Williams (Tlingit), UAA

Alberta Jones (Alutiiq/Tsimshian), UAS Sharon Lind (Aleut/Unangan), UAA

April G.L. Counceller (Alutiiq), UAA Kodiak College


7 Responses to ANS Conference 2014!

  1. Polly E. Hyslop says:

    Are you still accepting papers for presentations? If so, where do I submit? I co-authored a paper, “Justice for All” regarding Restorative Justice in Rural Alaska. We were just notified a few days ago that we will be published in The Northern Review, Yukon College.

    Thank you,

  2. Norma Shorty says:

    greetings, I am excited to see you all very soon. Norma

  3. Sophie Kasayulie says:

    Who are your inviting all levels of education programs?

  4. Malcolm miller says:

    As a vendor for two days is not enough time to sell our art from 1-5 as attendees will be at round tables. May I suggest three day sales from noon to six? From 1 to 5 we would probably see them at three only. If its changed I certainly would attend, Malcolm

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